Ontario’s Fire Marshal is investigating after a one-alarm blaze spread through the upper floor of a townhouse on Grenoble Drive, near Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East, on Sunday afternoon.
Toronto Fire Services were called at 3:30 p.m. and firefighters were on the scene six minutes later, Platoon Chief Steve Darling told Streeter.
When crews arrived, the upper floor was fully engulfed.
A video by a nearby resident, Abdi Kassim, caught the scene:
“The building is a Toronto Community Housing building, and there were no occupants when fire crews arrived,” Darling said.
A tenant of the household was outside of the home when the fire occurred, he said.
Neighbouring residents were seen leaving their units to witness fire crews trying to control the situation.
After the fire was knocked down, the home’s insulation panels were clearly visible. The home is currently cordoned off with police tape and, according to firefighters on the scene, the home is not habitable.
On Monday, several firefighters were present around the unit, parked on a pathway that leads to Grenoble.
Darling confirmed the Office of the Fire Marshal’s office has been called in for an investigation.
It is uncertain how long the home is to be unoccupied.
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