TORONTO – Multiple vehicles were destroyed by separate fires in an upscale midtown Toronto neighbourhood overnight.
Crews rushed to the St. Clair and Mount Pleasant area just after 3:30 a.m. to find six cars and a garage on fire.
All the incidents took place just south of Mount Pleasant cemetery.
“It might have just started off as a prank and obviously got out of hand, but fortunately nobody has been hurt,” said Toronto Fire platoon Chief Kevin Shaw.
Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon then 40 percent chance of showers late this afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 late this afternoon. High 24 except 17 near Lake Ontario. UV index 7 or high.
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