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Jackson's Point fire forces residents from home

More than 100 people were forced from their homes as a fire ripped through a low-rise apartment complex north of Toronto.

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More than 100 people were forced from their homes after a fire ripped through a low-rise apartment complex north of Toronto.

Residents were forced from their home after an early morning fire ripped through a townhouse complex north of Toronto. ((Tony Smyth/CBC))

Emergency officials said they were called to the scene early Monday morning at 21028 Dalton Road in Jackson's Point, Ont., about one hour north of Toronto.

"I'm pretty sure my family has lost everything," said Robin Gutkind, who lived in the complex. "We're holding up the best we can."

The arriving crews found a second-floor apartment of the 36-unit building fully engulfed by flames. The fire quickly spread.

The fire was still burning hours later and crews were expected to remain on the scene for most of the day.

York Transit supplied a number of buses to shelter the displaced residents as well as cool the firefighters.

There were no injuries reported, but police said there were a number of missing pets.

Officials said it is unlikely that residents can return any time soon due to heavy damage by fire, water, and smoke.

"The damage is significant and it looks like people will be displaced for a while," said York Regional Police Insp. Douglas Conley.

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