UPDATE: Man, 18, dead, brother, mother in hospital after North York TCHC fire

News Dec 06, 2017 by Andrew Palamarchuk North York Mirror

An 18-year-old man is dead and his brother and mother are in hospital after a fire ripped through an apartment in North York’s Lawrence Heights neighbourhood Monday night.

Fire crews were called to 5 Flemington Rd., a three-storey Toronto Community Housing Corporation building, for a fire inside a first-floor corner unit at 9:36 p.m. Dec. 4.

“We located three people who were immediately removed from the unit in life-threatening condition,” Toronto Fire Services Capt. David Eckerman said. “One firefighter accompanied paramedics to Humber River Hospital.”

A Toronto Paramedic Services spokesperson said paramedics took two males, ages 16 and 18, and a woman who appeared about 40 to hospital.

“They were all in life-threatening condition,” the spokesperson said.

On Wednesday, police confirmed the 18-year-old was pronounced dead. His 16-year-old brother is in critical condition while their mother is in unstable condition, police said.

There were 13 fire trucks at the scene of the two-alarm blaze, which was extinguished at 9:53 p.m.

“A TTC bus was also dispatched to shelter displaced tenants,” said Eckerman, adding residents living on the second and third floors were allowed back inside at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigators from the fire service and the fire marshal’s office continue to probe the cause of the blaze.

UPDATE: Man, 18, dead, brother, mother in hospital after North York TCHC fire

News Dec 06, 2017 by Andrew Palamarchuk North York Mirror

An 18-year-old man is dead and his brother and mother are in hospital after a fire ripped through an apartment in North York’s Lawrence Heights neighbourhood Monday night.

Fire crews were called to 5 Flemington Rd., a three-storey Toronto Community Housing Corporation building, for a fire inside a first-floor corner unit at 9:36 p.m. Dec. 4.

“We located three people who were immediately removed from the unit in life-threatening condition,” Toronto Fire Services Capt. David Eckerman said. “One firefighter accompanied paramedics to Humber River Hospital.”

A Toronto Paramedic Services spokesperson said paramedics took two males, ages 16 and 18, and a woman who appeared about 40 to hospital.

“They were all in life-threatening condition,” the spokesperson said.

On Wednesday, police confirmed the 18-year-old was pronounced dead. His 16-year-old brother is in critical condition while their mother is in unstable condition, police said.

There were 13 fire trucks at the scene of the two-alarm blaze, which was extinguished at 9:53 p.m.

“A TTC bus was also dispatched to shelter displaced tenants,” said Eckerman, adding residents living on the second and third floors were allowed back inside at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigators from the fire service and the fire marshal’s office continue to probe the cause of the blaze.

UPDATE: Man, 18, dead, brother, mother in hospital after North York TCHC fire

News Dec 06, 2017 by Andrew Palamarchuk North York Mirror

An 18-year-old man is dead and his brother and mother are in hospital after a fire ripped through an apartment in North York’s Lawrence Heights neighbourhood Monday night.

Fire crews were called to 5 Flemington Rd., a three-storey Toronto Community Housing Corporation building, for a fire inside a first-floor corner unit at 9:36 p.m. Dec. 4.

“We located three people who were immediately removed from the unit in life-threatening condition,” Toronto Fire Services Capt. David Eckerman said. “One firefighter accompanied paramedics to Humber River Hospital.”

A Toronto Paramedic Services spokesperson said paramedics took two males, ages 16 and 18, and a woman who appeared about 40 to hospital.

“They were all in life-threatening condition,” the spokesperson said.

On Wednesday, police confirmed the 18-year-old was pronounced dead. His 16-year-old brother is in critical condition while their mother is in unstable condition, police said.

There were 13 fire trucks at the scene of the two-alarm blaze, which was extinguished at 9:53 p.m.

“A TTC bus was also dispatched to shelter displaced tenants,” said Eckerman, adding residents living on the second and third floors were allowed back inside at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigators from the fire service and the fire marshal’s office continue to probe the cause of the blaze.