Two-alarm fire caused $250K in damages, sends one man to hospital
Two-alarm fire caused $250K in damages, sends one man to hospital
September 15, 2017
North York Mirror
 
Toronto Fire Services battled a two-alarm fire Thursday night that sent one man to hospital.
 
Captain Adrian Ratushniak, with Toronto Fire told Metroland Media firefighters arrived to 200 Ellerslie Ave., near Tamworth and Diagonal Roads at 7:42 p.m. to a house emitting smoke and flames. There were reports from the public of the sound of an explosion coming from the house. It was originally reported as a working fire but upon arrival was upgraded by fire services to a two-alarm fire.
 
It took roughly an hour for the 35 firefighters to put out the flames which caused an estimated damage of $250,000.
 
A worker on scene suffered a leg injury and was treated at the scene by paramedics and then sent to hospital. It is unknown what the worker was doing at the scene when the fire broke out, said Ratushniak, who also couldn’t confirm whether or not the man was working on the roof when the fire occurred.
 
An engineer with the City of Toronto deemed the home structurally sound and in no danger of collapse, added Ratushniak.

Toronto Fire along with the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire. The Ministry of Labour has also been notified.