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Disabled man dies in Carlton Street apartment fire

09/11/2012 11:59 EDT | Updated 11/11/2012 05:12 EST
A man who used a wheelchair died Tuesday evening after fire broke out inside an apartment on Carlton Street near Church.

The three-alarm fire started on the 9th floor of the assisted living facility at 80-84 Carlton Street.

Neighbours said the man who died was a quadripeligic who lived on his own.

Toronto paramedics said the victim, who was reported to be in his 40s, died inside a unit of the building located at 84 Carlton St.

The fire started shortly after 9:30 p.m. and was quickly contained

The building, known as Tobias House, has many residents who are wheelchair users, as well as others who need assistance.

There is no word on what caused the fire.

The Ontario Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.

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