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1 injured after house fire in Toronto, officials say

The scene of the blaze in Toronto on Thursday. Kathie Bishop / Facebook

One person is injured after a house caught on fire in Toronto on Thursday, officials say.

In a tweet Thursday afternoon, Toronto police said the fire broke out around 11:11 a.m., in the Lake Shore Boulevard West and Dwight Avenue area.

Toronto Fire said there was “heavy smoke” at the scene.

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In an update at around 1 p.m., Toronto Fire said the blaze was “under control,” and that a fire investigation had been launched.

The service said “extensive damage” was done to the home as a result of the fire.

Toronto paramedics said one female was taken to hospital with “serious injuries” and burns.

Toronto Fire said the blaze was a two-alarm fire.

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