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Man dies in Brampton apartment fire

First responders at the scene of an apartment fire Monday morning that left one man dead and several others suffering from smoke inhalation. (Rob Krbavac/CBC - image credit)
First responders at the scene of an apartment fire Monday morning that left one man dead and several others suffering from smoke inhalation. (Rob Krbavac/CBC - image credit)

A man has died in hospital following an apartment fire in Brampton Monday morning, according to Peel Regional Police.

Police said the call came in at 8:21 a.m. to a residential building near the intersection of Kennedy and Tullamore roads.

A man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he was later pronounced dead.

Paramedics said several other people were assessed at the scene for smoke inhalation.

Brampton Fire Chief Bill Boyes said crews arrived on scene within four minutes of the call, and found the fire on the third floor. He said it's not yet clear how the fire started.

Boyes said the provincial fire marshal as well as internal Brampton Fire investigators "will be looking into the origin, the cause and the circumstances of this fire later today and throughout the afternoon."

Robert Krbavac/CBC
Robert Krbavac/CBC

Boyes said next of kin have not all been notified, and extended his condolences to the victim's friends and family.

"It's tragic when you see anybody lose their life in a fire, and today being Family Day, it even hits home even more," he said.

According to Boyes, the fire was contained to a single apartment unit, and neighbouring residents have been allowed back in the building.