September 22, 2023

Richmond Hill, Ontario-

Investigators are looking into the cause of an early-morning fire that sent an elderly man to hospital with serious injuries Tuesday.

Richmond Hill firefighters pulled the semi-conscious man out of a burning home on Lake Avenue, near Yonge Street and King Road, around 1:15 a.m.

He was in serious condition when paramedics rushed him to hospital.

Firefighters were alerted after two people heard a smoke alarm and tried to rescue the man, said Richmond Hill Fire Department Chief Steve Kraft.

The passersby encountered heavy smoke and were forced to retreat. They were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Kraft said.

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