Two hurt in fire that damaged two homes in Toronto's Junction Triangle

News Nov 13, 2017 by Andrew Palamarchuk Bloor West Villager

Two people were hurt in a two-alarm blaze that damaged two homes in the Junction Triangle neighbourhood Sunday night.

Fire crews were called to a home on Sarnia Avenue near Dupont Street and Symington Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. Nov. 12.

“Our crew arrived to say that there was a fully involved fire,” said Toronto Fire Services Capt. Adrian Ratushniak, adding firefighters quickly extinguished a fire “on the porch and on the inside of the windows.”

However, the fire spread to another home and wasn’t completely extinguished until 1:22 a.m.

A TTC bus was required to shelter displaced residents.

Ratushniak said two people were taken to St. Joseph’s hospital with smoke inhalation and minor burns. Animal control was called to shelter a cat that was removed from one of the burning homes.

Ten people from three families were displaced and eventually found shelter at the homes of friends or relatives.

A Toronto Fire Services investigator was called in to determine the cause and origin of the blaze.

This isn’t the first major fire on Sarnia Avenue this year. Two people have died in separate fires on the street since July.


Two hurt in fire that damaged two homes in Toronto's Junction Triangle

News Nov 13, 2017 by Andrew Palamarchuk Bloor West Villager

Two people were hurt in a two-alarm blaze that damaged two homes in the Junction Triangle neighbourhood Sunday night.

Fire crews were called to a home on Sarnia Avenue near Dupont Street and Symington Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. Nov. 12.

“Our crew arrived to say that there was a fully involved fire,” said Toronto Fire Services Capt. Adrian Ratushniak, adding firefighters quickly extinguished a fire “on the porch and on the inside of the windows.”

However, the fire spread to another home and wasn’t completely extinguished until 1:22 a.m.

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A TTC bus was required to shelter displaced residents.

Ratushniak said two people were taken to St. Joseph’s hospital with smoke inhalation and minor burns. Animal control was called to shelter a cat that was removed from one of the burning homes.

Ten people from three families were displaced and eventually found shelter at the homes of friends or relatives.

A Toronto Fire Services investigator was called in to determine the cause and origin of the blaze.

This isn’t the first major fire on Sarnia Avenue this year. Two people have died in separate fires on the street since July.


Two hurt in fire that damaged two homes in Toronto's Junction Triangle

News Nov 13, 2017 by Andrew Palamarchuk Bloor West Villager

Two people were hurt in a two-alarm blaze that damaged two homes in the Junction Triangle neighbourhood Sunday night.

Fire crews were called to a home on Sarnia Avenue near Dupont Street and Symington Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. Nov. 12.

“Our crew arrived to say that there was a fully involved fire,” said Toronto Fire Services Capt. Adrian Ratushniak, adding firefighters quickly extinguished a fire “on the porch and on the inside of the windows.”

However, the fire spread to another home and wasn’t completely extinguished until 1:22 a.m.

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A TTC bus was required to shelter displaced residents.

Ratushniak said two people were taken to St. Joseph’s hospital with smoke inhalation and minor burns. Animal control was called to shelter a cat that was removed from one of the burning homes.

Ten people from three families were displaced and eventually found shelter at the homes of friends or relatives.

A Toronto Fire Services investigator was called in to determine the cause and origin of the blaze.

This isn’t the first major fire on Sarnia Avenue this year. Two people have died in separate fires on the street since July.