Toronto firefighter taken to hospital after townhouse blaze

A Toronto firefighter was taken to hospital after a blaze at a townhouse Saturday morning.

A spokesperson for Toronto Fire Services said they received multiple calls at 4:20 a.m. for reports of smoke coming out of a townhouse unit on Hopewell Avenue, in the area of Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue.

Emergency crews arrived on scene and deemed the blaze a two-alarm event.

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One firefighter had to be treated at the scene for injuries, while a second was taken to hospital, the spokesperson said.

Toronto paramedics told Global News they transported one person from the scene with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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The fire has since been extinguished and investigators are working to determine the cause, officials said.

TTC buses have been brought to the scene to help shelter those displaced.

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