Queen West Fire

Three-alarm blaze guts Queen West building

A three-alarm blaze gutted a Roots store on Queen West last night as the remnants of hurricane Sandy passed through Toronto. Although the fire is not being attributed to the storm, the more than 80 firefighters on the scene struggled at times to tame the flames on account of high winds. The blaze was, however, contained to the building or origin, sparing heritage properties on either side. No one was injured in the fire, so we feel a bit better about sharing these dramatic photos of the action.

PHOTOS

Queen West FireQueen West FireQueen West FireQueen West FireQueen West FireQueen West Fire20121030_queen_west_fire14.jpg20121030_queen_west_fire13.jpg20121030_queen_west_fire12.jpg

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

10 great ideas for corporate events and after-work social functions in Toronto

10 quirky things you might not know about the CNE

What the suburbs used to look like around Toronto

Sold! Stunning mansion snatched up for $5 million

The CNE has canceled its most popular day

What a $10 million log cabin in Muskoka looks like

Huge crowds line up for cheap books in Toronto

People are still loving Drake's pro-Canada billboard in LA