1 person rescued from commercial building fire in Etobicoke

Firefighters respond to a fire in Etobicoke on Jan. 26, 2017. Global News

Toronto Fire Services said one person was rescued from a commercial building fire in Etobicoke early Thursday morning.

Officials said emergency crews arrived on scene around 6 a.m. and located a building on fire near Carrier Drive and Albion Road.

Firefighters managed to rescue a man and his cat from the second floor. He and his pet were uninjured.

Initial reports indicate the two-alarm blaze started in an air conditioning unit near the front of the roof.

Toronto Fire said 12 trucks and 45 firefighters were dispatched to the scene.

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The fire was quickly contained but a portion of Carrier Drive remains closed as crews deal with hot spots.

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