No injuries after fire breaks out at Etobicoke elementary school
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Monday, April 9, 2018 5:57AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, April 9, 2018 10:31AM EDT
No injuries were reported after a fire broke out on the roof of an Etobicoke elementary school early this morning.
Toronto Fire Capt. David Eckerman told CP24 that a fire was first reported at John English Junior Middle School shortly after 5 a.m. by a neighbour who spotted an orange glow coming from the roof.
Flames were not visible when firefighters arrived on scene but Eckerman said crews eventually spotted flames around the roof line of the building.
No interior alarms were sounding and Eckerman said the fire was contained to the building’s exterior.
After cutting away some roofing material, Eckerman said crews managed to knock down the fire at around 5:30 a.m.
The Toronto District School Board says classes will run normally today.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.