One person taken to hospital after suspicious building fire in east London

One person was sent to hospital after a fire at an east-end building Saturday morning, according to the London Fire Department.

Emergency crews responded the London Residency Inn at 2010 Dundas Street at around 8:40 a.m. 

There was thick smoke and fire coming from the building, and tenants were already evacuated by the time fire crews got to the scene said platoon chief Gary Mosburger. 

“It made our job really, really easy, so accolades to them,” he said.

Firefighters were able to contain the full fire damage to one unit, but the one below it also suffered some water damage .

One resident was treated at the scene for injuries and was later taken to hospital, in unknown condition. 

After an investigation, the fire department said the fire was suspicious in nature that damage is pegged at $20,000.

There’s no word on what might have caused the fire.

Everyone in the building, except for residents in the two affected units, were able to return to their homes Saturday afternoon. 

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