Two dead in Kensington Market fire

Police confirm two people are dead and ten have been rescued after a fire broke out in Toronto’s Kensington Market in the early morning hours of Mar. 20.

Around 2 a.m., police responded to a call reporting smoke pouring out of a building. Officers were able to rescue a woman and her child before firefighters arrived on scene.

The three-storey building, located on St. Andrew street, holds a restaurant with rooms located on the second and third floors.

Toronto Fire Services district chief James Green said the scene was chaotic and firefighters had to make multiple rescue runs into the building.

The Ontario fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze.

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