Explosions in North York Shake City
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Explosions in North York Shake City


A series of huge explosions near Keele and Wilson at 3:50 a.m. this morning (skip to 1:50 in this video or 0:53 in this one for the most dramatic ones) were felt across Toronto, after a fire started at Sunrise Propane Industrial Gases at 54 Murray Road—a fire that is only now dying down. Since then, thousands of people have been evacuated, and the 401 has been closed, as have Downsview, Wilson, and Yorkdale TTC stations. Only minor injuries have been reported, but 680 News reports that fire officials told them one person is unaccounted for.
The National Post, Globe, and Star have all been providing coverage, while Rannie Turingan has been posting photos and a video on photojunkie, BlogTO’s been live-blogging it since 6:50 a.m., and members of the Toronto LiveJournal Community are sharing their stories.
Photo by photojunkie from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.