Toronto fire crews battling massive 6 alarm blaze on Parliament Street

Aug 21 2018, 8:15 pm

Over 100 fire fighters have been on the scene battling a 6 alarm blaze on Parliament Street and St. James Avenue on Tuesday.

According to the Toronto Fire department, the blaze broke out just after 1 pm in a highrise residential building, and the fire was upgraded to 3rd alarm due to heavy black smoke and smoke migrating throughout the building.

One patient from the 14th floor was treated by paramedics for unknown injuries.

Hours later, the fire, which is at 650 Parliament Street, was upgraded to 6th alarm, with 26 fire vehicles on the scene, a hundred firefighters, 17 pumpers, 6 aerials, 2 squads, 6 district chiefs, 1 platoon, 1 division commander, 2 command vehicles, 2 air supply vehicles, and 1 hazmat vehicle, said Toronto Fire.

An emergency shelter is being set up at the Wellesley Community Centre, where displaced residents can go, said Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg.

At this time, there are no other reported injuries.