A fire that broke out in an apartment building in Toronto’s west ended with a fire chief saying it was a sad day “for Canada”.
The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office said Monday that the blaze in the building, on the northeast corner of Bloor and Gerrard streets, was extinguished around 8:45 p.m.
“The fire started in the living room of the apartment building where two people were sleeping, which resulted in a fire that was contained within the building,” a statement from the fire department said.
“A short time later, the fire was put out.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.”
No one was injured in the blaze.
A spokesperson for the Toronto Fire Department said the building is currently being investigated for the cause of a fire on Bloor Street and Gerrard Street that damaged the exterior of a residence.
“We don’t yet know if the cause was mechanical or electrical,” the spokesperson said.
“As the investigation progresses, it is important to know the nature of the inferno and how the structure was constructed to prevent a similar incident from happening in the future.”
The fire was initially declared a safety concern on Sunday night, the statement said, but the city said Monday it is reviewing the matter.