10/08/2013 08:29 EDT | Updated 12/08/2013 05:12 EST

Gladstone Avenue house fire leaves 2 critical

Two people were taken to hospital in life-threatening condition after a two-alarm house fire on Gladstone Avenue at Dundas Street West Friday morning.

Firefighters were called to 244 Gladstone Ave. just before 8 a.m. The three-storey building, located on Gladstone just north of Dundas Street West, appears to be a rooming house.

Firefighters found two people inside: a woman who was taken to hospital without vital signs and a man with serious burns to his body. Both are believed to be in their 40s.

A number of other people were rescued from the building.

The fire was extinguished just after 8 a.m.