Reports of explosion before fire in downtown Toronto
Police say nobody was injured in the fire under the Bathurst St. bridge
Toronto police say nobody was injured in a late-night fire under the Bathurst Street bridge at Fort York Boulevard.
People in the vicinity reported hearing a loud explosion around 11:11 p.m. and then Twitter lit up with photos of orange flames and black smoke billowing out from under the bridge.
A police spokesperson said the fire was potentially the result of "propane and aerosol cans" but that Toronto Fire would be taking over the investigation.
The fire was small "with a lot of smoke," Fire Captain Bill Papakonstantinou said.
In a tweet Sunday afternoon, Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said investigators have completed its investigation into the fire.
"We have confirmed that there was a boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion (BLEVE) during the fire," Pegg wrote.
Roads in the area were closed for the investigation but have since reopened.
<a href="https://twitter.com/Toronto_Fire?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Toronto_Fire</a> fire investigators have completed the investigation into last night’s fire, occurring under the Bathurst Street bridge - between Front Street and Fort York Blvd. We have confirmed that there was a boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion (BLEVE) during the fire.—@ChiefPeggTFS