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Man’s body found in burned-out shed

Jan. 14, 2015, Toronto - A man's body has been found inside a burned-out shed in Toronto's east end.

January 14, 2015
By The Canadian Press

The body was discovered by fire crews responding to a blaze Tuesday night.

It’s not immediately clear what caused the fire but police say the man may have been sleeping inside the shed and had possibly built a fire to keep warm.

Emergency crews were called to the scene (at McCowan Road and Sheppard Avenue) around 10:30 p.m. for a fire in the back of a commercial building.

Once the flames were extinguished, the body was found. The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate.

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The incident follows the deaths of two homeless people last week while the city was gripped by freezing temperatures.


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