Fire damages St. Clair Avenue West bistro

Toronto Fire Services had to deal with a two-alarm fire early this morning on St. Clair Avenue West at Via Italia.

Blaze causes an estimated $300,000 in damage to Da Leonardo

This fire at Da Leonardo Bistro on St. Clair Avenue West caused an estimated $300,000 in damages. (Tony Smyth/CBC)

A two-alarm fire caused $300,000 in damages to a restaurant on St. Clair Avenue West early Wednesday.

Toronto Fire Services responded to a call at Da Leonardo Bistro, located at 1239 St. Clair Ave. W., just after midnight.

Crews arrived to find smoke pouring out the windows of the restaurant, which is located near the intersection of St. Clair Avenue West and Via Italia.

The fire had spread to the second floor, but firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to adjacent buildings.

Toronto Fire Services said the building was not occupied and not equipped with a sprinkler system. Toronto fire officials say it appears the fire started in the building's mechanical and electrical services room.

One firefighter was transported to hospital with an ankle injury.

The Fire Marshal's office is investigating.

With files from CBC's Tony Smyth

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