One who was pulled from a unit after a two-alarm fireplace broke out at a downtown highrise Friday evening has died.

Toronto Hearth had been known as to 220 Victoria St., within the space of Shuter and Yonge streets, at round 9:18 p.m. after a hearth was situated in a unit on the 12th flooring.

Flames had been seen, and heavy smoke was seen billowing out of the balcony.

Following a search of the unit, one individual was situated and was delivered to the constructing foyer, the place paramedics had been ready.

Toronto paramedics mentioned the sufferer was pronounced on the scene.

The blaze, which was predominantly on the balcony, was later knocked down, Toronto Hearth mentioned. About 14 fireplace vehicles responded to the fireplace.

TTC buses have been known as to supply shelter for residents after the constructing was evacuated.

Toronto Hearth mentioned there was delayed response to the blaze attributable to a police exercise associated to the incident.

Const. Jenifferjit Sidhu mentioned police had been within the space at round 8:23 p.m. for an assault. She mentioned the fireplace occurred whereas police had been there investigating.

Sidhu mentioned it’s not but sure if there’s a connection between the assault and the fireplace.

The Ontario Hearth Marshal and Toronto Hearth investigators have been notified.

The trigger and origin of the fireplace should not but identified.

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