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The CN Tower was on fire tonight and then it wasn't

For those who missed the drama there were a few tense moments in Toronto tonight when it looked as if the CN Tower was on fire. Turns out it was just smoke from fireworks as part of a rehearsal for Friday's Pan Am Games opening ceremonies.

In the brief moments while confusion reigned, Twitter and Instagram were lit up with photos of the smoke and concern about what might be happing at our famous landmark.

Thankfully, Toronto Fire Services swiftly confirmed the cause of the disturbance while admitting that the smoke was a lot larger than they expected. A Pan Am Games media rep expressed some surprise at the reaction noting that they had announced earlier in the day that the rehearsal was to take place.

Catch up on some of the drama you might have missed below.

Top photo by Ashton Lawrence on Twitter.


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