A woman has sustained life-threatening injuries after a fire at a home in Etobicoke, Toronto police say.

Emergency crews were called to Eighth street, near Islington Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West, around 6 p.m. after receiving reports of a fire.

According to police, when officers arrived at the scene they saw a bungalow filled with smoke. Police said the fire was knocked down quickly.

A man was able to get out of the home on his own, but his wife had to be rescued by firefighters, Toronto Fire Services said.

Police said that a woman was being transported to the hospital for treatment following the incident.

The cause of the fire has not yet been released by investigators.