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Man dead after being rescued from Toronto apartment fire

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A man who was rescued from a two-alarm fire at a Toronto apartment building Thursday night has died, officials say.

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Fire crews were called to a blaze at a 15-storey highrise in the area of Blackthorne Ave. and Venn Cr. around 11:45 p.m.

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According to Toronto Fire, the blaze happened on the 14th floor and they forced entry into a unit that had heavy smoke.

One occupant was found without vital signs but regained a pulse after CPR was performed, Toronto Fire said.

The man was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition, according to Toronto paramedics.

On Friday afternoon, fire officials said the man later died of his injuries.

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The cause, circumstance and origin of the fire are unknown.

Toronto Fire said crews found a smoke alarm in the unit but didn’t immediately know if it was operational.

Toronto Fire and the Ontario Fire Marshal continue to investigate.

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Man dead after being rescued from Toronto apartment fire

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A man who was rescued from a two-alarm fire at a Toronto apartment building Thursday night has died, officials say.

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Fire crews were called to a blaze at a 15-storey highrise in the area of Blackthorne Ave. and Venn Cr. around 11:45 p.m.

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According to Toronto Fire, the blaze happened on the 14th floor and they forced entry into a unit that had heavy smoke.

One occupant was found without vital signs but regained a pulse after CPR was performed, Toronto Fire said.

The man was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition, according to Toronto paramedics.

On Friday afternoon, fire officials said the man later died of his injuries.

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The cause, circumstance and origin of the fire are unknown.

Toronto Fire said crews found a smoke alarm in the unit but didn’t immediately know if it was operational.

Toronto Fire and the Ontario Fire Marshal continue to investigate.

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