WATCH: Two dead following 3-alarm fire in Kensington Market

Numerous patients were treated for smoke inhalation

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed vitae mollis tellus

    Courtesy for Rey Mena

      Multiple people were rushed to hospital early Thursday morning following a 3-alarm fire in Toronto's Kensington Market.

      The blaze began shortly before 2 a.m. at a building located on St. Andrew Street, according to Toronto Fire. That's near Spadina Ave. and Dundas Street.

      12 people were taken to hospital. Two people died from their injuries, while at least 10 were treated for minor smoke inhalation.

      Before firefighters arrived, Fire Captain Mike Eckerman says police pulled a woman out of the building who was unconscious, along with a child.

      There were dozens of firefighters and paramedics on scene. Police blocked off Spadina from Dundas to College as firetrucks, ambulances and an EMS bus took over the street.

      The fire broke out on the second floor where there are rooming house units. Below is the Jang Soo Chon Korean restaurant

      At this point there's no word on what caused the fire or where it began.

      WATCH: Newstalk 1010's Justine Lewkowicz was at the scene of the fire:

      Leave a comment:

      showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
      1. don was right posted on 03/20/2014 09:50 AM
        Place is turning into a slum ( maybe has been for a long time). time to raze it and put up a Walmart with condos above it.
      2. frank posted on 03/20/2014 11:10 AM
        Sirens haven't stopped in Toronto since the latest media bake of the mayor. Linked? Seems so. 30% over-staffing as compared to other cities with similar city planning and building standards.
      showing all comments

      Sign Up For Breaking News Alerts

      Becoming a member only takes 60 seconds! Members get access to exclusive information and products that non-members do not, including concert ticket presales, trips, advance notice on upcoming entertainment events, movie screening passes, music giveaways and more!

      Login with Facebook

      Stay connected 24/7! Receive breaking news and programming alerts right to your inbox. CLICK HERE to sign-up.

      Today's Poll

      Did you take part in Earth Hour on Saturday night?

      Voting is restricted to one vote every 24 hour(s) VoteResults

      Top Stories