Newsstand: July 15, 2013
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Newsstand: July 15, 2013

All right, let's get this week started. In the news: an east-end fire destroys a building, it's gonna be a hot one, police look for information about a York hit-and-run, and good news about an injured kitten.

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A four-alarm fire in the city’s east end destroyed a building at Gerrard Street and Broadview Avenue, injuring two firefighters. Toronto Fire was called to the building, which housed a grocery store and upper-floor apartments, at about 5 a.m. on Saturday morning, where they found the building engulfed in flames and some of its 11 residents trapped inside, though all were rescued and uninjured. Both injured firefighters—one with minor heat exhaustion and another reportedly with cracked ribs—are also expected to recover. At the height of the fire, more than 70 firefighters and 19 trucks were at the scene. The fire marshal’s investigation continues.

Today’s gonna be a hot week, guys. Humidex numbers are expected to hover around the high 30s and low 40s during the week, until a cold front should cool things down to normal late on Thursday. Stay hydrated!

Police are looking for information after a 19-year-old cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Georgina, in York Region. It’s believe the cyclist was struck at Pollock Road near Kennedy Road at about 3 a.m. on Sunday morning; he was found by a passerby at 4:45 a.m. and brought to hospital, where he died later that day. Evidence from the scene suggests that the involved vehicle was a silver or grey Nissan or Infiniti, and police are looking for a car of that type with front-end damage in connection with the accident.

And after bumming you out with this story on Saturday, we’re happy to have this update: Dundas the kitten, who was allegedly thrown from a moving car downtown on Wednesday, is recovering well and will have his pick of forever homes very soon. The 10-week-old kitten, whose lost a back leg in the incident, is expected to make a full recovering in about two weeks.

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