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Father and son killed, 4 others injured in Toronto house fire

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Tibor Kolley/The Globe and Mail

Two people are dead and four others injured following a house fire overnight in Toronto`s northwest area.

Fire platoon chief Tony Bellevance says a man in front of the home on Charrington Crescent, near Jane and Sheppard, alerted firefighters to three people still inside and they entered and found a woman on the main floor.

Ambulance officials say the woman in her 70s and the man in his 40s were taken to hospital reportedly suffering from smoke inhalation.

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Chief Bellevance says firefighters were prevented from searching further because of the heat, and when they were able to re-enter the house, two bodies were found.

CP24 reports they were a 82-year-old man and his son.

The injured include two firefighters, who were reportedly being treated for smoke inhalation and a minor leg injury.

Investigators with the Fire Marshal' s Office are on the scene looking for the cause of the blaze.

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