Toronto police are investigating after a person was discovered lifeless in a Scarborough condo unit the place a two-alarm fireplace broke out Saturday night.
Hearth crews have been referred to as to 31 Gilder Drive, within the space of Eglinton Avenue East and Midland Avenue, simply earlier than 6:30 p.m.
Upon arrival, firefighters positioned the blaze in a second-floor unit, Toronto Hearth mentioned.
Hearth crews confronted heavy smoke and excessive warmth whereas battling the blaze, Toronto Hearth mentioned. It was shortly extinguished.
Toronto Police Responsibility Insp. Paul Rinkoff mentioned the sufferer was discovered with out very important indicators throughout a search of the unit.
The identify and age of the sufferer haven’t been launched. Police mentioned there have been indicators of trauma on the sufferer’s physique.
“The investigation is being handled as a suspicious dying,” Rinkoff mentioned. “So, our detectives are on scene investigating the circumstances in relation to the dying.”
The trigger and origin of the fireplace are unknown. A Toronto Hearth investigator and the Workplace of the Hearth Marshal (OFM) have been referred to as to analyze.
An OFM investigator instructed CP24 that based mostly on preliminary investigation, fireplace injury was contained to the unit, and there’s no structural injury to the constructing.
Police are urging any witnesses who could stay within the constructing and will have heard or seen something to contact investigators.