I was at work, sitting in a training session that had bogged down so took a quick look at my emails. Teena had just sent me one moment before with the title Fire! A quick look at the email explained there was a fire just a few doors down from our place and in the same building. We are in row town homes.
Teena works midtown and I knew I could get home easier so I replied that I was already on my way, stood up and told the group I had an emergency, had to go, and went. They are likely wondering what was going on but I needed to get home quick in case the fire spread and I had to evacuate Morgan and Crumpet. I had no time to explain.
We went through this just over nine years when it was the units above us which caught fire. The memory sure was vivid as I sat in the cab battling traffic, wondering how bad the fire was and was it spreading? Thankfully the fire was out when I got home and no one was injured. There were fire trucks and firefighters everywhere. The top units are a mess but fire crews did not allow it to spread. Got to love the job that they do.
I imagine now the owners of that block will need to find other places to live during the cleanup. When it happened to us, we were out for a two months. Others were out for nearly a year. Hopefully that won't be the case here but the places look a mess.
Here is a shot from CTV newsI took some pictures of the scene which are below.
Here's a view of the damage.It was 37c with a humidex of 49c (99F feeling like 120F) so once the fire was out, it must have felt good for the firemen to get out of their gear.