Firefighters control blaze that caused thick smoke to hang over downtown Toronto

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Firefighters in Toronto battled a thick smoke that could be seen across much of the city’s skyline on Saturday afternoon.

At around 2:50 p.m., Toronto fire responded to commercial industrial fire in the area of Dundas Street and Palmerston Avenue near Toronto Western Hospital in the city’s downtown.

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Toronto fire told Global News that heavy black smoke was coming from the building when firefighters arrived.

In a tweet, Toronto police suggested that two people may have run back inside the building but firefighters said no injuries had been reported so far.

Around 4 p.m. firefighters confirmed the fire was out and said crews would remain on the scene while smoke continued to come from the building.


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