Honest Ed's Fire

Fire at Honest Ed's

Honest Ed's caught on fire last night! blogTO contributor Robin Sharp happened on the scene around 1am as emergency crews were putting out an electrical fire that started in a display window that contained some clothing and confectionery. Damage was limited, with the display getting the brunt of the blow. Fire crews were able to extinguish the flames in about 10 minutes.

We spoke with Honest Ed's General Manager Russell Lazar who told us they were lucky the fire was as contained as it was. He credited this to the quick response of the fire crew as well as their sprinkler system operating as it should.

This morning, two utility trucks are at the scene and workers are cleaning up all the mess.

News of the fire, of course, quickly streamed on Twitter (follow the conversation here as well as #honesteds)

UPDATE: See our report and photos from this morning of the aftermath

More photos:

Honest Ed's FireHonest Ed's FireHonest Ed's FireHonest Ed's FireHonest Ed's Fire

Photos by x2nomick on Flickr and Robin Sharp


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Toronto neighbourhood has had enough of break-ins they say are from respite centre

Toronto temperatures to swing by 18 C in less than 12 hours this week

Americans mistakenly think Toronto is the model for good public transit

Toronto store lends bike to frontline worker who got his stolen during hospital shift

Toronto man with 8 lifetime driving bans busted for speeding

Amazing Toronto magician James Randi was one of a kind

Some people plan on trick-or-treating in Toronto despite public health advice

The lost beauty of the TTC's original colour scheme