Toronto

Fire on Christie Street causes $700,000 in damage

A Saturday morning fire on Christie Street has significantly damaged two properties, as well as a restaurant, which is being blamed on an outdoor fire.

Saturday morning blaze caused by outdoor fire, officials say

Toronto Fire Services say this morning's fire on Christie Street was caused by outdoor burning. (Matt Galloway/CBC)
Two properties and a restaurant were damaged by the morning blaze. (Matt Galloway/CBC)
A Saturday morning fire on Christie Street has significantly damaged two properties, as well as a restaurant, which is being blamed on an outdoor fire. 

Toronto Fire Services say they received a call at 6:59 a.m. regarding the blaze near Dupont Street and Christie Street, adding it was brought under control at 9:45 a.m.

Christie Street was closed from Dupont Street to Barton Avenue, but has since reopened. 

The fire was brought under control Saturday at 9:45 a.m. (Matt Galloway/CBC)
No injuries were reported but fire officials say the damage to two properties affected is estimated at $700,000. 

Officials say power has been restored to all buildings, except for two properties in the area. 

Toronto Fire Services also says the Ontario Fire Marshal is not investigating because they've determined the blaze was caused by an outdoor fire.

Fire officials say an individual in the area has had a history of backyard campfires, and this one quickly got out of control.

By law, you need a permit to have an outdoor fire in Toronto, unless it's for food preparation. 

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