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Homicide investigating after woman dies in Scarborough apartment fire

Last Updated Jan 13, 2020 at 9:25 am EDT

A two-alarm fire broke out at an apartment on the 18th floor of a building on Bay Mills Boulevard on Jan. 13, 2020. CITYNEWS

Toronto police’s homicide unit is investigating after a woman died in an apartment fire in Scarborough.

Firefighters were called to a highrise on Bay Mills Boulevard near Warden and Sheppard Avenues around 3 a.m. on Monday.

Upon arrival, they found heavy smoke and flames filling one of the units on the 18th floor.

Fire crews pulled a woman from the burning apartment with life-threatening injuries but she later died in hospital.

Police said homicide officers are investigating her death as suspicious.

The two-alarm fire was knocked down quickly.

The residents who were ordered to evacuate the building have since been allowed to return, except for those who live on the 18th floor.

A TTC bus has been brought in to provide shelter for the displaced residents.