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1 person injured in fire at downtown hotel

Last Updated Dec 29, 2020 at 9:10 pm EST

A Toronto Fire truck is seen in an undated photo. CITYNEWS/Dilshad Burman

A person has been rushed to hospital in critical condition after an early-morning fire at a downtown boutique hotel.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at Hotel Victoria on Yonge Street, just north of Wellington Street, around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Officials said the fire broke out at a unit on the sixth floor.

The victim, believed to be in their 40s, was pulled from the unit without vital signs, but emergency crews performed life-saving measures.

The hotel is currently being used as a COVID-19 shelter.

Fire said the Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating the incident.

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