Fire breaks out at North York tissue factory

News Jan 13, 2018 by David Nickle North York Mirror

Toronto Fire was on the scene at a Weston Road tissue factory Saturday morning after a fire spotted in the false ceiling spread.

Two employees at the Irving Tissue factory were examined for smoke inhalation by Toronto Emergency Services but otherwise were uninjured, said Toronto Fire Service's Captain David Eckerman.

Firefighters arrived at the scene of at 8:25 a.m. Jan. 13, to investigate a fire in the false ceiling on the building's third floor. They quickly discovered a live fire on the second floor, which they extinguished by 8:37 a.m., then found more flames on the roof. 

Firefighters extinguished that fire with an aerial pump, but saw paper pulp smouldering below and removed louvres from the roof to extinguish.

A total of thirteen vehicles attended the two-alarm blaze along with a salt truck to deal with ice caused by the water. 

The fire was under control by 8:58 and firefighters left the scene at 9:37 a.m.

This is not the first time that Toronto Fire have attended at the 1551 Weston Rd. site. In August 2017 firefighters were also on the scene to fight a fire that broke out in the building's office area.


Firefighters extinguish blaze at North York tissue factory

News Jan 13, 2018 by David Nickle North York Mirror

Toronto Fire was on the scene at a Weston Road tissue factory Saturday morning after a fire spotted in the false ceiling spread.

Two employees at the Irving Tissue factory were examined for smoke inhalation by Toronto Emergency Services but otherwise were uninjured, said Toronto Fire Service's Captain David Eckerman.

Firefighters arrived at the scene of at 8:25 a.m. Jan. 13, to investigate a fire in the false ceiling on the building's third floor. They quickly discovered a live fire on the second floor, which they extinguished by 8:37 a.m., then found more flames on the roof. 

Firefighters extinguished that fire with an aerial pump, but saw paper pulp smouldering below and removed louvres from the roof to extinguish.

A total of thirteen vehicles attended the two-alarm blaze along with a salt truck to deal with ice caused by the water. 

The fire was under control by 8:58 and firefighters left the scene at 9:37 a.m.

This is not the first time that Toronto Fire have attended at the 1551 Weston Rd. site. In August 2017 firefighters were also on the scene to fight a fire that broke out in the building's office area.


Firefighters extinguish blaze at North York tissue factory

News Jan 13, 2018 by David Nickle North York Mirror

Toronto Fire was on the scene at a Weston Road tissue factory Saturday morning after a fire spotted in the false ceiling spread.

Two employees at the Irving Tissue factory were examined for smoke inhalation by Toronto Emergency Services but otherwise were uninjured, said Toronto Fire Service's Captain David Eckerman.

Firefighters arrived at the scene of at 8:25 a.m. Jan. 13, to investigate a fire in the false ceiling on the building's third floor. They quickly discovered a live fire on the second floor, which they extinguished by 8:37 a.m., then found more flames on the roof. 

Firefighters extinguished that fire with an aerial pump, but saw paper pulp smouldering below and removed louvres from the roof to extinguish.

A total of thirteen vehicles attended the two-alarm blaze along with a salt truck to deal with ice caused by the water. 

The fire was under control by 8:58 and firefighters left the scene at 9:37 a.m.

This is not the first time that Toronto Fire have attended at the 1551 Weston Rd. site. In August 2017 firefighters were also on the scene to fight a fire that broke out in the building's office area.