Fire guts Scarborough commercial building, units above ‘impacted’

A fire at an address on Lawrence Avenue East impacted residential units above. Global News

Multiple homes above a commercial unit in Scarborough, Ont., have been affected after a fire east of the city gutted a building on Friday evening.

Toronto fire told Global News they were called to an address on Lawrence Avenue East, west of where it meets Warden Avenue, for reports of a two-alarm fire in a commercial building.

Firefighters said they were able to get the blaze under control but not before it hollowed out much of the building, which forced some residents temporarily onto a Toronto bus.

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“Multiple residential units above the commercial occupancy have been impacted,” Toronto Fire wrote on social media Friday.

“Several people have been displaced as a result of this fire.”

Paramedics said they assessed one person at the scene for minor injuries but no one needed to be taken to hospital.

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Police stand outside the scene of a commercial fire in Scarborough reported on May 3, 2024. Global News

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