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Scene: Six-Alarm-Plus Fire Consumes Toronto Factory

Over 100 firefighters are battling the massive fire at Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West.


WHERE: Fairbank Avenue, north of Castlefield Avenue

WHEN: March 27, 2014

WHAT: A fire that broke out at a factory at about about 8:30 this morning. It quickly grew and spread—it’s now being referred to as a “six-alarm-plus” blaze, because the firefighters’ fire scale doesn’t go any higher than six.

The roof of the factory—which produces foam and various other materials for furniture and mattresses—has collapsed, and smoke from the fire is visible from as far away as the waterfront; people have reported seeing soot in the air near Yorkdale Mall.

No injuries have been reported—some neighbouring buildings have been evacuated, and people in the vicinity have been asked to keep their doors and windows closed, as the smoke might be toxic.