Toronto Fire Services says one person was rescued from a balcony after a fire broke out at a high-rise building downtown.
Firefighters were called to Sherbourne Street, near Shuter Street, at around 5:30 p.m. Sunday for a fire on the 12th floor.
Officials said a unit was engulfed in flames and one person was on a balcony sheltering and had to be rescued.
Toronto paramedics said they took a man in life-threatening condition to hospital. Another person was assessed at the scene.
The fire is out and under control, Toronto fire said.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Sherbourne St & Shuter St
– 1 patient transported to hospital with serious injuries
– another patient being assessed o/s
– traffic being directed by officers in the area
– expect delays#GO319418
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) February 11, 2024
Crws remain on scene at a 2-alarm residential highrise fire on Sherbourne St (S. of Shuter) – 12 flr unit fully inlvoved on arrival now out and under control. One occupant sheltering on balcony rescued by TFS crews now being assessed. ^dv #Toronto pic.twitter.com/ZdLFwNYDTQ
— Toronto Fire Services (@Toronto_Fire) February 11, 2024