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July 2, 2010
One fatality and one critical at Huron Street fire
City of Toronto Fire Services responded to a fire at 502 Huron St. shortly after 10 a.m. today. The fire was quickly knocked down and was under control in less than 15 minutes.

Ten fire trucks responded to this incident.

One female is confirmed dead and a male is in critical condition. The Office of the Fire Marshal and Toronto Police Services are investigating.

502 Huron St is a licenced rooming house. The fire alarm system was operational. The building has a fire safety plan and a person met fire crews outside upon arrival. It is important to license rooming houses with the City of Toronto to ensure compliance with all applicable fire and life safety requirements.

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Media contact: Toronto Fire Services Media Line, 416-338-0763



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