College Street restaurant fire disrupts Taste of Little Italy festival (PHOTOS)

Jun 18 2018, 1:15 pm

Toronto’s Taste of Little Italy festival was disrupted Sunday afternoon when a fire engulfed a College Street restaurant.

Firefighters were called to College Street between Grace and Beatrice street around 2 pm to battle the blaze in a two-storey building.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they evacuated the buildings and barriers were put in place to keep festival-goers safe. No injuries were reported.

Fire crews were able to put out the fire before it spread to the neighbouring buildings.

Chief of Toronto Fire Services Matthew Pegg said it had been a very demanding day for Toronto Fire crews, who had battled various fires during Sunday’s extreme heat.

From the photos and videos circulating on social media, thick black plumes of smoke and flames can be seen from the street, which was filled with people visiting the festival.

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Toronto Fire is currently investigating what caused the blaze.

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