Two people pulled from burning building in Scarborough
Firefighters are shown at the scene of a two-alarm blaze on Warden Avenue north of Danforth Avenue on Tuesday morning.
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:04AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:32AM EDT
Two people were pulled from a burning apartment in Scarborough on Tuesday morning but did not require hospitalization, Toronto Fire says.
Crews were dispatched to the building on Warden Avenue north of Danforth Avenue at around 9 a.m. for a two-alarm fire.
District Fire Chief Stephan Powell tells CP24 that the building houses a pool hall and multiple apartments.
He said that upon arrival firefighters encountered dark smoke coming from the back of the building but were able to knock down the fire relatively quickly.
He said that the two people pulled from the fire required medical attention, though a platoon chief later revealed that both had only minor injuries and were not transported to hospital.
“We already knocked the fire down and it is now a matter of doing overhaul and making sure there is no concealed fire in walls or ceilings or that kind of thing,” Powell said.
Powell said that about 25 firefighters were on scene at one point.
The cause of the fire remains unclear.
Warden Avenue remains closed between Danforth and Butterworth avenues.