Toronto

These images capture the scale of the massive blaze that tore through a Toronto recycling plant

Toronto firefighters battled a six-alarm fire at a waterfront recycling plant on Cherry Street Thursday morning.

The fire is contained, but expected to keep burning over the next days

(Tony Smyth/CBC)

Toronto firefighters battled a six-alarm fire at a waterfront recycling plant on Cherry Street Thursday morning.

The blaze started shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday morning and people reported smelling smoke as far away as Etobicoke.

These images capture the massive scale of the blaze.

Fire crews are in "defensive mode" and not entering the building

(Tony Smyth/CBC)
(Tony Smyth/CBC)

A firefighter hoses the building

(Tony Smyth/CBC)

Toronto Fire says the building has significant "collapse potential"

(Tony Smyth/CBC)

(Tony Smyth/CBC)

A fireboat pumps lake water onto the fire

Toronto Fire's William Lyon Mackenzie fireboat is at the scene pumping lake water on to the six-alarm fire at a Toronto recycling plant. (Toronto Fire/Twitter)