December 4 2019 11:28am

Fire breaks out in garbage chute at Peterborough apartment

Several people were assessed for smoke inhalation following a fire in a garbage chute of a west-end apartment building on Tuesday night.

Firefighters were called to Talwood Court around 8:15 p.m. following an automatic alarm call and found a working fire in the chute, reportedly on the second floor.

Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire before it could spread and ventilate the building.

Several people were assessed by paramedics for smoke inhalation while exiting the building during ventilation.

Tenants were seen outside the building and were outside for just over an hour.

The cause of the fire has not been released.

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