Apartment fire sends man to hospital with burns
Bloor West Villager
An early-morning apartment fire in the Dufferin Street and Davenport Road area sent one man to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and burns.
Firefighters were called to 1490 Dufferin St. just before 2:30 a.m. after a passerby saw black smoke coming from a third-floor apartment. Forcing their way into the apartment, crews discovered the fire originated in the bathroom.
Eleven trucks and 35 personnel responded to the blaze. By 2:40 a.m., the fire was under control, said Toronto Fire Services Capt. David Eckerman. The fire marshal has been called in.
“The cause is undetermined, but we believe plastic was the first material ignited,” said Eckerman. The fire caused approximately $30,000 in damage. The man was taken to Toronto Western Hospital.