Fire in downtown Toronto apartment fills sky with heavy black smoke
Wild images are circulating this morning of a building on fire in downtown Toronto as rising smoke plumes catch the eyes and lenses of people all over the city.
A building is currently on fire at Adelaide and George - 📹 @Danny_Davalos_ #Toronto #TorontoFire pic.twitter.com/o5avWSSB3K— blogTO (@blogTO) April 23, 2020
Toronto Fire is currently responding to a three-alarm blaze within a residential highrise near George and Adelaide Streets.
Fire in downtown Toronto. pic.twitter.com/GGSn1FAw3j— Devon Rowcliffe (@DevonRowcliffe) April 23, 2020
Police and fire officials were first called to the scene at 10:23 a.m. on Thursday for reports of an apartment on fire with smoke and flames coming from the balcony.
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Traffic was immediately blocked off in the area while TTC buses were brought in to shelter residents as the building was evacuated.
Fire at Adelaide and Frederick in downtown Toronto. Hope everyone is okay! #toronto #adelaide #richmond #frederick #georgebrowncollege #fire #torontofire pic.twitter.com/wnHjCcHzhF— TravisBB (@mintvis) April 23, 2020
Toronto Police announced just before 10:45 a.m. that the fire had been extinguished, but that fire officials remain on scene investigating.
Looks like the fire is under control, but this is what it looked like a few minutes ago #firefighters #fire #Toronto pic.twitter.com/nDkvivFqIp— mldn (@pixelmush_) April 23, 2020
"Expect delays in the area," wrote police on Twitter. "Thank you to all who assisted."
Fire in downtown Toronto behind the Globe and Mail building. @CP24 @CTVToronto pic.twitter.com/XVBEdqI996— The6th (@naknamputz) April 23, 2020
As of 11:30 a.m., road closures remain in place at Sherbourne and Richmond Streets, along Adelaide Street East from Jarvis Street to Frederick Street and on George Street.
Fire at Adelaide & George in #Toronto @CP24 pic.twitter.com/tMBPr9rTup— Daniel Moses (@dmoalexander22) April 23, 2020
Short-lived as the blaze may have been, it kicked a significant amount of smoke up into the air, near-blanketing east downtown Toronto at one point.
Huge plum of smoke somewhere near Richmond and Jarvis area. @Toronto_Fire @TPSOperations pic.twitter.com/cQxYwBmUUl— Mr.Bumface (@🏠) (@misterbumface) April 23, 2020
Emergency officials have yet to comment on what caused the fire, the extent of the damages, or if anyone was injured.
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