A woman in her 80s has died after a house fire in the city’s east end, Toronto police confirm.

The fire began on Alder Road, near St. Clair Avenue East and O’Connor Drive, around 7 a.m. on Friday.

Paramedics tell CityNews the woman was rescued from the home and had to be revived at the scene. She was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition and later died.

Neighbouring homes were evacuated as a precaution and a firefighter was also injured. He suffered minor injuries when a window blew out and he was struck by debris. He was also taken to hospital.

The Ontario fire marshal is investigating.