06/17/2013 11:15 EDT | Updated 08/17/2013 05:12 EDT

Oliver Apartment Fire Turns Fatal; Man And Five-Year-Old Child Die

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EDMONTON - Two people, including a five-year-old child, have died following a high-rise apartment fire in Edmonton.

Police say the child and a man in his 40s were among seven people taken to hospital after the fire was sparked Sunday morning.

It started on the 8th floor of a building in the Oliver neighbourhood, just west of downtown.

Firefighters rescued many residents through their smoke-filled windows and got them down on ladders.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze.