Most of the 350 buildings TCHC either owns or manages are between 40 and 50 years old. Is Toronto public housing susceptible to a fire like the one that ravaged Twin Parks?
Roslyn Stephenson was asleep in the early hours of Friday when she heard a knock at her door. As she went to check who it was, she looked out her window and discovered her garage fire.
In a panic, Stephenson immediately called the fire department, while neighbours came to make sure that she got to safety. In her 10 years living on Coleridge Avenue, near Woodbine and Lumsden avenues, she said nothing like this has happened before.
Toronto firefighters responded to a one-alarm blaze at a Dawes Road apartment building shortly after noon hour on Dec. 3.
No injuries were reported after a house fire in East York on Aug. 21.
Toronto fire received a call about the fire at 9:20 a.m., and by noon it was escalated to a six-alarm fire.
A 6-alarm fire engulfs The Toronto Badminton and Racquet Club at Yonge and St. Clair Avenue. Over 120 firefighters were deployed to the scene.
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.
An elderly couple had a fire start in the kitchen. Local fire safety businessman extinguished the neighbour’s blaze.
Areas of High Park will be lit on fire this spring to help sustain the forests over the long term.
A massive house fire in Brampton Wednesday night has damaged a total of three properties.