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Toronto firefighters knock down 3-alarm fire in Corktown neighbourhood

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WATCH ABOVE: Firefighters battled a 3-alarm fire in Corktown Thursday evening – Apr 26, 2018

Toronto Fire Services (TFS) says firefighters have knocked down a three-alarm fire in the city’s downtown.

Emergency crews were called to a two-storey townhouse on Queen Street East near Sumach Street just before 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. It spread to two neighbouring properties.

Flames could be seen shooting through the roof and smoke has filled the nearby neighbourhood. Residents in the area were encouraged by fire officials to keep their windows closed due to smoke.

A TFS spokesperson told Global News approximately 20 fire trucks and 65 firefighters have responded to the fire.

The spokesperson said as of Thursday evening, there were no reports that anyone was inside the building at the time of the fire. The fire was knocked down just before midnight.

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Officials said a firefighter responding to the incident was treated for a leg injury.

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Toronto firefighters respond as large fire engulfs townhouse – Apr 27, 2018

The Office of the Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate the cause of the fire.

Natural gas and electricity has been shut off to the affected buildings.

The damage is estimated to be $1 million.

— With files from Shallima Maharaj

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