Toronto firefighter still in critical condition after downtown mishap, colleague released

Two firefighters injured, one critical, while battling downtown blaze
WATCH ABOVE: A fire captain is in critical condition in hospital while another firefighter suffered a broken foot while on the roof of a burning building at Shuter and Jarvis Streets in Toronto. Kamil Karamali reports. (Nov. 2)

TORONTO – A Toronto fire captain badly hurt while fighting a blaze early Saturday remains in the intensive care unit.

District Chief Stephen Powell says it will be a few days before they know whether his condition will stabilize.

Toronto Fire Services also says a colleague who broke a leg in the incident has been released.

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The pair were trying to douse a fire at an abandoned downtown building near Jarvis and Shuter streets when they fell three storeys from the roof.

Chief Matthew Pegg described the captain as a well respected veteran with over 30 years experience at the department.

Pegg said the men were working in difficult conditions, with low visibility and thick smoke.

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