Apartment building evacuated following 3-alarm electrical fire downtown
Published Monday, November 2, 2020 11:34PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:19AM EST
A downtown Toronto housing co-op has been evacuated after a three-alarm electrical fire filled multiple floors of the building with smoke late Monday night.
Crews were called to the area of Gerrard and Mutual streets for a two-alarm fire shortly before 10:40 p.m.
They arrived to find heavy smoke and flames visible at the Neill-Wycik student housing cooperative at 96 Gerrard Street East.
Shortly before 11 p.m., the fire was upgraded to a third alarm.
Toronto Fire said smoke was coming from electrical cabinets in the building and that multiple floors of the building had filled up with smoke.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Toronto police said TTC buses were being brought in to shelter residents evacuated from the building.
Some road closures are in effect in the area as crews deal with the fire.