Toronto police’s homicide unit is investigating after a woman died in an apartment fire in Scarborough.
Firefighters were called to a highrise on Bay Mills Boulevard near Warden and Sheppard Avenues around 3 a.m. on Monday.
Upon arrival, they found heavy smoke and flames filling one of the units on the 18th floor.
Fire crews pulled a woman from the burning apartment with life-threatening injuries but she later died in hospital.
Police said homicide officers are investigating her death as suspicious.
The two-alarm fire was knocked down quickly.
The residents who were ordered to evacuate the building have since been allowed to return, except for those who live on the 18th floor.
A TTC bus has been brought in to provide shelter for the displaced residents.