Man dead following fire at home in Downsview

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Firefighters are pictured here on scene of a fatal fire in Downsview.   ( Toronto Fire Services/Twitter  - image credit)
Firefighters are pictured here on scene of a fatal fire in Downsview. ( Toronto Fire Services/Twitter - image credit)

A man is dead following a fire at a home in Toronto's Downsview neighbourhood.

Emergency crews were called to a home on Calais Avenue in the area of Wilson Avenue and Lexfield Avenue with reports of a fire around 7:26 a.m. on Saturday, Toronto police said.

Police said the man was taken to the hospital in life-threatening condition, but later died of his injuries.

Firefighters remain on scene, although Tornto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said the fire was under control as of 9:45 a.m.

An investigation has begun into the origin, cause and circumstances of the blaze.

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