Woman, 73, dead in Etobicoke house fire – CityNews Toronto

Woman, 73, dead in Etobicoke house fire - CityNews Toronto
Elderly woman pulled from Etobicoke house fire dies in hospital
The one-alarm fire broke out at a bungalow at Emerald Crescent and Eighth Street near Lake Shore Boulevard West just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

When firefighters and paramedics arrived at the scene, they found the woman inside the home with critical injuries. She was rushed to hospital, where she later died.

Toronto Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire. It appears the blaze started in the living room.

A community in Scarborough gathered on Saturday afternoon to mourn the loss of a young girl who died in hospital after she was struck by an air conditioning unit that fell eight storeys off the side of a city-owned apartment building last week.

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There was just too much smoke and there were no lights on. Firefighters came in and got things under control. There was just smoke, I couldnt see any flames at all, just dark.

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The fire broke out at a bungalow on Eighth Street, located near Islington Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West, at around 6 p.m.

A 73-year-old woman pulled from a house fire in Etobicoke on Tuesday night has died in hospital, police confirm.

A 73-year-old woman pulled from a house fire in Etobicoke on Tuesday night has died in hospital, police confirm.

The fire broke out at a residence on Eighth Street, located near Islington Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West, at around 6 p.m.

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When crews arrived on scene, the male occupant of the home was outside but his wife was still inside the residence.

Eckerman said crews were able to quickly knock down the fire, which is believed to have started in a room to the right of the main entrance.

Firefighters on scene said it appears the blaze started in the living room/ dining room area of the home.

Crews were called to the residence on Eighth Street shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to Capt. David Eckerman.

A neighbour told CP24 that the womans husband was out shopping when the fire broke out and he returned home to find smoke coming from his house.

The neighbour said intense heat and smoke prevented him from entering the residence to get to his wife, who reportedly used a walker.

Another neighbour, who identified herself only as Pearl, said the fire departments response to the blaze was "incredible."

"I saw the firemen running," she said. "I saw them bringing her out on a blanket. I saw them doing chest compressions."

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined but the Office of the Fire Marshal will be looking into the circumstances surrounding the blaze.