1 person dies after Edmonton apartment fire

Edmonton Fire Rescue said one person died after an early Saturday morning fire.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

Two other people were taken to hospital after firefighters responded to a blaze at an apartment building at Jasper Avenue and 90 Street shortly after 2 a.m.

An Edmonton Fire Rescue spokesperson said a fire in a ninth-floor suite forced the evacuation of that floor and two others due to smoke.

The fire was called out shortly before 5 a.m.

Edmonton fire said the emergency support response team is providing assistance to displaced residents.

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