The Ontario Fire Marshal, along with Halton Police, remain on the scene investigating the cause of the blaze.
The Oakville Fire Department received a call at 5:58 p.m. Tuesday, according to Halton Police Inspector Jeff Sandy. The five-storey assisted-living building had smoke billowing out of a second-floor unit.
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Fire at Oakville assisted-living building leaves 1 dead
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A woman has died in hospital after being rescued from a burning building in Oakville on Tuesday evening.
A resident, believed to be 60-70 years old, has died as a result of a fire late Tuesday afternoon at 259 Robinson St. near Trafalgar Road in downtown Oakville.
The fire broke out at an assisted living centre located in the area of Lakeshore and Trafalgar roads at around 6 p.m.
The elderly female victim was taken from the scene to a local hospital to be treated for her serious but was later pronounced dead, Halton Regional Police said.