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Woman arrested after stealing fire truck from Toronto fire station, police say

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WATCH ABOVE: The early morning theft at Toronto Fire Station 227 in the city’s east end led to a short joyride before the 28-year-old driver was arrested. Marianne Dimain reports – Feb 10, 2022

Toronto police say a 28-year-old woman is in custody after allegedly stealing a fire truck from a firehall in the city’s east end.

Police said the incident happened at Toronto Fire Station 227 on Queen Street East near Woodbine Avenue at around 4:51 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators said they initially received reports that a fire truck had been stolen.

Police said the suspect allegedly drove the truck right through the firehall’s garage door.

Read more: 3 people taken to hospital after fire in south Etobicoke

Officers pulled the woman over after she allegedly drove the truck a few kilometres away, police said. The truck was located on Unwin Avenue by the lake, police added.

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The woman is in custody and charges against her are pending, police said.

The lights on the fire truck were not on.

No other damage was reported except for the fire department’s garage door.

Toronto Fire Station 227. Doug Gamey / Global News

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