The Daily Photoist: Exclusive Fire
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The Daily Photoist: Exclusive Fire

Each weekday morning, we pick a recent image from the Torontoist Flickr Pool and feature it here on the site. It’s our way to give the many excellent photographers in our pool the attention they deserve!
Power outages plagued the downtown core when a hydro panel in a buried electrical vault outside the Eaton Centre caught fire. With the system on a network, it initially seemed to have only affected the south side of the building but inevitably moved towards Dundas Street West and Jarvis Street in the late afternoon. Fire fighters were on the scene to pump a water solution into underground hydro hatches and blindmonk caught them in action.
The rolling smoke and steam highlights the fire fighters banded in bright yellow. It’s unusual to see them focused on a target below, but their positions have them appear to be ready for anything. Torontoist loves the contrast of the sudsy solution spilling over the sidewalk edge, the halo of red hovering above their heads, and the drippy splash to the right of the window. Most of all, the perfectly place tagline “exclusively @ the Bay.”