Woman in life-threatening condition after Etobicoke house fire: paramedics

Officials say a woman was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition Tuesday evening after a house fire in Etobicoke.

Emergency crews were called to a house on Eighth Street, in the area of Islington Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West, at 6:05 p.m.

When crews arrived on scene, there were no visible flames but there was heavy smoke in the home, officials said.

Firefighters said a man escaped from the home while a woman — his wife — had to be rescued from inside.

Paramedics told Global News she was subsequently rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition.

The fire was quickly put out and the home was ventilated.

There is no word on what caused the fire.

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