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Scarborough house under renovation partially collapses: Toronto firefighters

Part of this Scarborough home collapsed on Saturday. Toronto firefighters say the home was under renovation.
Part of this Scarborough home collapsed on Saturday. Toronto firefighters say the home was under renovation. Chris Dunseith / Global News

Toronto Fire Services say a home under renovation in Scarborough partially collapsed on Saturday morning.

Firefighters said they were called to a home on Harding Boulevard near Kingston and Birchmount roads around 11:15 a.m.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a home that had suffered significant structural damage.

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Firefighters later determined that supports in the basement began to collapse before the first floor caved in.

A large portion of an exterior wall then also collapsed.

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Images from the scene showed extensive damage to the home. The house’s occupants, however, evacuated safely and no injuries were reported, firefighters say.

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Five nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution and firefighters were on scene monitoring the situation.

A TTC shelter bus was also brought in for affected residents.

Meanwhile, city officials have been called in to inspect the home’s structural integrity.

City officials have been called in to inspect the home.
City officials have been called in to inspect the home. Chris Dunseith / Global News
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