String of fires plague the east end

Police report six cases of apparent arson

Firefighters were called to the are of Danforth and Coxwell avenues just after 3 a.m. Wednesday morning in response to six reports of fire in the area.

The first was reported near Danforth and Greenwood avenues. Within 30 minutes, Toronto Fire Services received three more calls.

In total, three garbage fires, two porch fires and one vehicle arson were reported. Although there were no injuries, some homes received minor damage.

Toronto Police released information Wednesday afternoon about an additional call later in the morning about a car break-in in which the interior was burned.

There are currently no suspects. Officials are urging the public to come forward with any video surveillance footage in the area between 3 and 4 a.m.

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By: Arifa Rattansi
Posted: Sep 10 2015 12:32 pm
Filed under: News News Briefs