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One dead in Toronto fire

Jan. 7, 2008, Toronto - One person is dead and five others were injured in an apartment building fire in North York this morning that is believed to have started in the building's foyer.

January 7, 2008 
By Fire Fightinig in Canada

The fire broke out at about 7 a.m. in the low-rise building.
Toronto fire officials said the five people taken to hospital were suffering either smoke inhalation or chest pains.
Fire crews were trying to determine what started the fire.
Meantime, for the third time in the last couple of weeks, Toronto fire officials called for mandatory sprinkler systems residential buildings. The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs renewed its call for sprinklers after a mother and two of her four children were killed in a townhouse fire just before Christmas. Toronto fire spokesman Mike Strapko said following a townhouse blaze in Toronto on Sunday that spread to several other units that the fire might have been better contained had there been sprinklers inside the units.

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