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Man dead after fire in Scarborough motel room

Last Updated Aug 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm EDT

Police tape is seen at the Roycroft Motel after a fatal fire that killed a man in his 40s on Aug 2, 2021. CITYNEWS/Dan Frechette

A man in his 40s has died after a fire in a motel room in Scarborough on Monday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the Roycroft Motel in the area of Kingston Road and Rockwood Drive around 7 a.m. for reports of smoke in a hotel room.

Police arrived on the scene before paramedics and say they struggled to get into the room due to the smoke.

A man was found unconscious in the room and was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He was later pronounced dead in hospital. He was the only occupant in the room.

Toronto Fire says the blaze was contained to the room and was quickly extinguished. Roads in the area are closed for the investigation.

There is no word on the cause of the fire at this time.

Police tape is seen at the Roycroft Motel after a fatal fire that killed a man in his 40s on Aug 2, 2021. CITYNEWS/Dan Frechette
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