Scene: Fire Near High Park
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Scene: Fire Near High Park

WHERE: Pacific Avenue, near Bloor Street

WHEN: Approximately 7 p.m. Monday night

WHAT: Firefighters bring a house fire under control on Pacific Avenue, near High Park subway station. The homes near Bloor Street and Pacific Avenue have been abandoned for some time and are zoned for multi-level residential buildings. The abandoned properties have been known to host squatters intermittently. The house in question had no people inside it, firefighters and police were tight-lipped about possible causes. There was another fire at a house on the same block of abandoned buildings, this time on Oakmount Road near Bloor, in May 2011. Developer Daniels corporation has proposed to build a 14-storey condo on the site.

Photos by Giordano Ciampini.