Toronto

Fire breaks out at vacant bakery building

A two-alarm fire broke out Sunday morning at a vacant bakery building in northwest Toronto that has been under renovations.
Firefighters are seen cutting through a part of the roof at the Open Window bakery building in northwest Toronto, where a fire broke out on Sunday morning. (CBC)

A two-alarm fire broke out Sunday morning at a vacant bakery building in northwest Toronto that has been under renovations.

Firefighters were called to the Open Window bakery building at 1125 Finch Avenue West at 10:23 a.m. ET.

Toronto Fire Platoon Chief William Cameron told CBC News that when firefighters arrived at the scene, they met a workman who was inside the building when the blaze began.

"He mentioned that he was cutting pipes leading to a boiler system, and he had made a number of cuts and he was working his way back to an area that was shut off," Cameron said.

"He hit a loop and there must have been some gas, and then it exploded," he added.

"He was not injured and he came out and he met the firefighters that were arriving on scene."

Cameron said no one else was in the building when the fire broke out.

The platoon chief said the building appears to be in the midst of being renovated for another business to use.

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