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Police say Toronto house fire was set by one of two who died

Jan. 31, 2014, Toronto – Toronto police say they believe a fire that killed two men in the city's east end was intentionally set by one of them.

January 31, 2014
By The Canadian Press

Jan. 31, 2014, Toronto – Toronto police say they believe a fire that killed two men in the city's east end was intentionally set by one of them.

Police and firefighters who responded to the blaze on Wednesday found two men inside the home (near Markham Road and Lawrence Avenue East) with no vital signs.

The men – identified as John Aguiar, 87, and Avelino Aguiar, 55 – were both pronounced dead at the scene.

It's alleged that Avelino Aguiar, 55, intentionally set fire to the home.

A post-mortem examination concluded both men died as a result of smoke inhalation.

Police have termed the elder man's death a homicide but say the investigation is concluded.