A fire on the fifth floor of the low-rise apartment building at 150 Rosemount has killed a woman and left her child in critical condition.
The fire broke out shortly before midnight last night. According to residents, the building was evacuated until about 3 am. The evacuees were held in a TTC bus and in the homes of welcoming neighbours.
Neighbours say the woman was about 40, and the girl was about 3. The woman died in the fire, and the child was brought out on a stretcher while paramedics performed resuscitation. The father of the child was not at home; he works nights, neighbours said.
The cause of the fire is not yet public. Forensic investigators were at the site this morning.
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