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Man, five year old child die after high rise apartment fire

June 17, 2013, Edmonton – Two people, including a five-year-old child, have died following a high-rise apartment fire in Edmonton.

June 17, 2013
By The Canadian Press

June 17, 2013, Edmonton – Two people, including a five-year-old child, have died following a high-rise apartment fire in Edmonton.

Police say the child and a man in his 40s were among seven people taken to hospital after the fire was sparked Sunday morning.

It started on the 8th floor of a building in the Oliver neighbourhood, just west of downtown.

Firefighters rescued many residents through their smoke-filled windows and got them down on ladders.

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Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze.


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