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One person dead after Roncesvalles house fire

Last Updated Apr 24, 2019 at 12:29 pm EDT

Emergency crews at the scene of a fatal fire in Roncesvalles, April 23, 2019. CITYNEWS/Tony Fera

One person is dead after a fire broke out at a home in Roncesvalles on Tuesday night.

Firefighters responded to a call for smoke coming from the door of a house on Roncesvalles Avenue at Marion Street around 10:30 p.m.

Toronto Fire told CityNews the blaze was a one-alarm fire that started in the basement of the residence, believed to be a rooming house. The fire was brought under control fairly quickly.

Initially, paramedics were requested but no injuries were reported.

Shortly after 11 p.m. Toronto police provided an update saying a male victim was discovered with serious injuries and later died.

Paramedics also treated another person for minor smoke inhalation.  They say it was a bystander who called 911 and alerted residents inside to the fire.

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office will investigate.