WINDSOR -- A fire in Windsor has proven deadly after crews were called to a burning apartment building near the city core on Thursday night.

Firefighters rushed to the building at Ouellette Avenue and Hanna Street around 8 p.m. on Thursday to find heavy smoke coming from a ground floor unit facing Dufferin Street.

AM800 News reports a man was pulled from the apartment onto the back lawn where first responders performed C.P.R. until paramedics could arrive on scene.

The man rescued from the apartment succumbed to his injuries, according to John Lee, Chief Fire Prevention Officer for Windsor Fire and Rescue Services.

It is the fourth victim of a fatal fire in Windsor this year.

Everyone was allowed back into the building on Thursday evening, except four residents and two dogs, who have been displaced.

The scene continues to be controlled by emergency officials as an investigation begins. An inspector from the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal remains on scene and the investigation continues.