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UPDATED: Two people in hospital after ''very aggressive'' apartment fire

Cause of fire unclear

Two people have been rushed to hospital from a highrise fire in Toronto.

Firefighters were called to an apartment building on Humber Blvd, near Weston Rd at about 11:40 am Friday.

District Fire Chief Randy Smith couldn't say where inside the unit on the 11th floor the fire started or why.

A man was found inside that apartment, close to the door to the balcony.  Toronto EMS says the man in his 70s is in serious condition in hospital after suffering burns and smoke inhalation.  A woman was also rushed to the hospital from the scene.

Smith called the fire "very aggressive".

"It had blown out the door to the balcony and had gone out the other door into the hallway of the apartment, so it was a pretty intense fire."

Firefighters had some difficulty finding the water cabinet in the hallway through thick smoke. Once they did, the flames were snuffed out in about five minutes.

Most tenants are back in their homes. Smith says some units below the one where the fire started did suffer some water damage.

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