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A woman in her 60s has died in an early morning fire east of Toronto that forced other tenants to evacuate their apartment building.

Police say they were called to a building in the area of Pell Street and Latham Avenue in Scarborough at 1:40 a.m. for a fire.

The flames were located on the second floor of the building.

Police say a woman in her 60s was found without vital signs before she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Other occupants were evacuated and TTC buses were used as a shelter.

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office will investigate the reason behind the fire.

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