Toronto fire officials say two people and a firefighter were taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a home in the city’s Little Italy neighbourhood.
Emergency crews were called to Manning Avenue, just north of College Street, at around 1:30 a.m. Monday for reports of a fire at a three-storey home.
Fire officials said one person was transported to hospital in serious condition with burns. A firefighter was also taken to hospital for “observation” as it is believed a chandelier fell on him, officials said, adding that the injuries are not life-threatening.
Platoon Chief Kevin Aucoin told Global News late Monday morning that the firefighter has been released from hospital.
Toronto paramedics said a third person was also taken to hospital but sustained minor injuries.
The fire reached a third alarm and was knocked down about three hours later at around 4:30 a.m., fire officials said.
A fire investigator was on the scene, and it is unknown how much the damages cost.
Manning Av + College St
* 1:25 am *
– Huge fire
– Whole house enveloped
– Fire spreading to other homes
– Spreading fast
– Homes on Euclid being evacuated
– TTC shelter buses requested@TTCnotices #GO1194151
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) June 29, 2020
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