Firefighters battle blaze at house in city's east end
Firefighters battled a house fire on Laing Street, near Queen Street East and Greenwood Avenue, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. The fire disrupted Queen streetcar service. (Submitted photo)
Chris Kitching, CP24.com
Published Friday, December 20, 2013 7:33AM EST
Last Updated Friday, December 20, 2013 8:42AM EST
Six people suffered minor smoke inhalation and one suffered minor burns to a hand after a fire broke out in a rowhouse in Toronto's east end Friday morning, a fire official says.
The three-alarm fire originated in a home on Laing Street, near Queen Street East and Greenwood Avenue, shortly before 7 a.m. and spread to at least one neighbouring house, the fire official told CP24.
Firefighters removed two people from a neighbouring home, the official said.
Dozens of firefighters were called to the scene and the blaze was brought under control at about 7:45 a.m.
"A lot of the fire" was situated in the kitchen at the back of the home, the fire official said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
@ChrisKitching is on Twitter. For instant breaking news, follow @CP24 on Twitter.