The victim was found in a second-floor unit of a March of Dimes building, a non-profit housing corporation. She was taken to hospital where she died a short time later.
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Elderly woman killed in fire at Oakville assisted living facility
Fire crews worked quickly to douse the fire, Halton Police Insp. Jeff Sandy told CBC Toronto. Speed was important in this case because the building sits in "the tight confines of downtown Oakville," he added.
Fire crews were called to 239 Robinson Street to reports of a fire on the second floor on the building around 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The entire second floor of the apartment building has been evacuated and residents have been moved to a nearby church until Wednesday.
The Ontario Fire Marshal, along with Halton Police, remain on the scene investigating the cause of the blaze.
The Ontario Fire Marshal, Halton Police and Oakville Fire are on the scene investigating. No word on what caused the fire.
A female 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 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.
The fire broke out at an assisted living centre located in the area of Lakeshore and Trafalgar roads at around 6 p.m.
With police, firefighters and EMS personnel on hand, the lone occupant was rescued and taken to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital with severe burns and has since died.
The fire department and Halton Regional Police are holding the scene secure while the fire marshal is contacted.
Residents of the second floor, which was evacuated, were being escorted to Oakville Transit buses or a nearby church. Residents of other floors in the building were allowed back in their units.