5-alarm fire now at St. Clair and Yonge

A thick cloud of grey smoke is wafting above the intersection of St. Clair Avenue at Yonge Street due to what Toronto Fire Services calls a 5 Alarm fire at 25 St. Clair Ave. W. That is the second highest level of emergency the department can possibly face. Fire officials have evacuated nearby buildings as a precaution. The fear is the building may collapse.

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