One person dead following 2-alarm blaze at Toronto home

Firefighters were called to a home in Riverdale after midnight on Wednesday with reports of a fire. A person was found dead on the second floor.  (Linda Ward/CBC - image credit)
Firefighters were called to a home in Riverdale after midnight on Wednesday with reports of a fire. A person was found dead on the second floor. (Linda Ward/CBC - image credit)

One person is dead following a two-alarm fire at a home in Riverdale.

Firefighters were called to the home around 12:45 a.m., said Toronto Fire Services Capt. Dan Vieira.

He said crews forced their way into the semi-detached residence, where they found an occupant dead on the second floor.

The two-alarm blaze is now out, Vieira said, and the Ontario fire marshal will investigate its cause.

No information has been released yet about the victim, although crews remain on scene.

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