Fire causes $5-10M in damage at City of Toronto yard overnight
Blaze began around 2 a.m. in Scarborough, crews remained on scene monitoring hot spots
Toronto fire says that an overnight blaze at a City of Toronto yard building has caused between $5-10 million worth of damage.
The fire started in a maintenance garage near Ellesmere Road and Midland Avenue in Scarborough just before 2 a.m. this morning.
Fire officials say that a city worker at the building was fuelling a vehicle when they heard popping sounds. The same worker then saw flames coming from the building and called 911.
Firefighters had the fire under control by 3:15 a.m., but were still on scene as of 8:30 a.m. monitoring hot spots in the roof of the building.
Toronto fire says it appears that the fire started in a garbage truck or pickup truck — then spread through the building and the roof.
There were no injuries as a result of the fire.
Ellesmere fire under control at 3:15am. Still attacking hot spots in roof. $5-10 million damage. <a href="https://t.co/LMSCh8DMXf">pic.twitter.com/LMSCh8DMXf</a>—@Toronto_Fire
2nd Alarm Fire in a <a href="https://twitter.com/cityoftoronto">@cityoftoronto</a> works yard. Truck inside maintenance garage. Ellesmere Rd <a href="https://t.co/jpkpoCKKIB">pic.twitter.com/jpkpoCKKIB</a>—@LateNightCam