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TSB Photographer Receives TPFFA Award

May 11th, 2010 | By
TSB Photographer Receives TPFFA Award

TORONTO – Toronto Street Beat’s photographer Manny Rodrigues has been awarded the 2009 Best Photo in Newsprint award from the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association. TPFFA had the following to say about Manny Rodrigues’ photo entry: “The judges said your photo of two fire fighters tending to an injured young girl resulting from a January […]



Car Fire In Scarborough – Video

Apr 27th, 2010 | By
Car Fire In Scarborough – Video

SCARBOROUGH – Toronto Police officers from 41 Division along with Toronto Fire Services responded to a car on fire early this morning. The vehicle was found on Treverton Dr., in the Kennedy Rd. and Eglinton Ave. E. area at around 1:00am. Firefighters were quick to put out the blaze. No injuries were reported at the […]



Backdraft At The Opera House – Video

Apr 21st, 2010 | By
Backdraft At The Opera House – Video

BEACHES – Toronto firefighter band “Backdraft” performed at the Opera House this past Thursday April 15th. “Backdraft” along with other bands and groups such as “Calamities” and “Late Shift” performed a benefit concert to raise money for Haiti earthquake relief. Approximately $10,000 was raised, according to Alan Cair, one of the organizers of the event. […]



Highrise Fire Sends Six To Hospital

Apr 17th, 2010 | By
Highrise Fire Sends Six To Hospital

YORK – Toronto Fire Services were called early Saturday morning to a highrise fire on South Station St. When they arrived, they found flames on the seventh floor and heavy smoke throughout the building. They are considering the incident suspicious and say that someone deliberately set a couch on fire in the hallway of the […]



Stolen Van Is Set Ablaze – Video

Apr 12th, 2010 | By
Stolen Van Is Set Ablaze – Video

SCARBOROUGH – A stolen van was found early Saturday morning fully engulfed in flames in a hydro field. Toronto Fire and Toronto Police responded to the call on Dewey Dr. in the Pharmacy Ave. and Ellesmere Rd. area at around 3am. When they arrived they found a minivan that appeared to have been deliberately set […]



61 Year Old Woman Dies In Fire

Mar 28th, 2010 | By
61 Year Old Woman Dies In Fire

EAST YORK – A woman is dead in yet another deadly fire in the city. Toronto Fire Services crews found the woman in a home on fire on Thyra Ave., in the Victoria Park Ave. and Danforth Rd. area. The blaze broke out just after 9:00pm. Thick black smoke was pouring from inside the house. […]



Fire In Etobicoke Claims One Life

Mar 28th, 2010 | By
Fire In Etobicoke Claims One Life

ETOBICOKE – One man is dead and one is fighting for his life in hospital after an early morning fire in Etobicoke. Toronto Fire Services and EMS responded to reports of a fire at around 5:00am this morning to find three residents trapped inside at home on 22nd St. between Lakeshore Blvd. and Birmingham St. […]



Industrial Fire On Lawrence And Caledonia

Mar 27th, 2010 | By
Industrial Fire On Lawrence And Caledonia

NORTH YORK – It took Toronto Fire Services only 30 minutes to knock down an industrial fire on Lawrence Ave. W. near Caledonia Rd. TFS was called to the blaze at around 2:30pm and found a storage area fully engulfed in flames. There were reports of one or two explosions, likely caused by some of […]



Fire Put Out Quickly

Mar 16th, 2010 | By
Fire Put Out Quickly

DOWNTOWN – A small kitchen fire was quickly put out by Toronto Fire Services on March 15th at 40 Gerrard Ave. The cause of the one alarm blaze was likely a pot on a stove. Some residents were evacuated while the building was cleared of smoke. One person did collapse during the ordeal and was […]



12-Year-Old Fire Victim Has Died From Her Injuries

Mar 8th, 2010 | By
12-Year-Old Fire Victim Has Died From Her Injuries

WESTON – The 12-year-old girl who had been rushed to Sick Kids Hospital following yesterday’s tragic fire on Kemp Square has succumbed to her injuries. Britney  had been found in the home along with her father, Ken Einboden, who had ran upstairs in an attempt to rescue his daughter. Her baby sister, Kendra, and a […]



Fire Claims The Life Of Hero Dad On Kemp Square

Mar 8th, 2010 | By
Fire Claims The Life Of Hero Dad On Kemp Square

WESTON – A 44-year-old man has died after a fire on Kemp Sq. ripped through his home. Ken Einboden had been sitting in his house with a friend on Sunday around 3:00pm when they smelled smoke. He handed his baby daughter, Kendra, to his friend and ran upstairs to rescue his other daughter, Britney. Neither […]



Fire Rips Through Home In North York

Feb 20th, 2010 | By
Fire Rips Through Home In North York

NORTH YORK – A two-alarm blaze has destroyed a home and left an entire family devastated. The fire happened at 6 Versend Dr., in the York Mills Rd. and Victoria Park Ave. area. Toronto Fire Services were called to the address at around 1:00pm on Saturday. When they arrived they found flames shooting up through […]



Fire On St. George St. Destroys Apartment

Feb 4th, 2010 | By
Fire On St. George St. Destroys Apartment

ANNEX – Toronto Fire Services battled a 3-alarm blaze late last night at 191 St. George St. which at one point had flames as high as 40ft. The apartment on the first floor became engulfed in flames shortly before 12:00am. Police were later alerted to the fact that there may have been an explosion in […]



Apartment Fire On Graydon Hall Dr.

Jan 25th, 2010 | By
Apartment Fire On Graydon Hall Dr.

NORTH YORK – Toronto Fire Services responded to a two-alarm fire in an apartment on Graydon Hall Dr. this morning. A 911 call was received at around 9:30am that an apartment on the third floor was engulfed in flames. TFS responded quickly and the fire was extinguished within minutes, although the apartment was severely damaged […]



Fire Rips Through Multi-Million Dollar Home

Dec 16th, 2009 | By
Fire Rips Through Multi-Million Dollar Home

NORTH YORK – A fire ripped through a house on Lauderdale Dr. today leaving the structure in ruins. Toronto Fire Services personnel were dispatched to the scene just after 4pm to discover the blaze already consuming part of the rear of the home. Despite efforts to contain the flames from inside the home, fire crews […]



Toronto Fire Services New Recruits

Nov 12th, 2009 | By
Toronto Fire Services New Recruits

BEACHES – Toronto Fire Services held a graduation ceremony today for their 40 newest members. The event took place at the Toronto Fire & EMS, Training Centre on Eastern Ave. Amongst the dignitaries in attendance were Fire Chief William A. Stewart, Mayor David Miller, and Toronto Police Chief William Blair.



Four Alarm Fire Destroys The Chedington

Oct 30th, 2009 | By
Four Alarm Fire Destroys The Chedington

TORONTO – Fire crews today responded to a fire at 1 Chedington Place at approximately 4:00pm. They found heavy smoke and flames coming from within The Chedington, an old house now used as office space. Toronto Fire Services fought the blaze for several hours before putting it out. There were no reports of injuries. Photos […]



One Person Dies In Richview Rd. Fire

May 4th, 2009 | By
One Person Dies In Richview Rd. Fire

ETOBICOKE – A 51-year-old man has died following a fire in a condominium building on 40 Richview Rd. in the Eglinton Ave. and Scarlett Rd. area. The blaze broke out on Sunday around 4:00pm and quickly spread through the apartment. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames in the 11th floor of the building. […]



Scarborough Fire Claims Two Lives

Apr 23rd, 2009 | By
Scarborough Fire Claims Two Lives

SCARBOROUGH- A home has been destroyed and two people have died in a residential fire on Wantanopa Cres. early this morning. Emergency crews were quick to respond, but when they arrived they found the home engulfed in flames. A quick search revealed that there were two occupants inside. One was taken out and EMS crews […]



Apartment Blaze On Victoria Park Ave.

Apr 16th, 2009 | By
Apartment Blaze On Victoria Park Ave.

NORTH YORK – Fire crews from north and east command responded tonight to a 2-alarm fire on 1840 Victoria Park Ave. The blazed ripped through a 9th floor appartment, causing extensive damage. Evacuation of the building’s top floors was ordered as smoke was fairly heavy. Police officers from 33 and 41 Divisions were on hand […]



Gerrard St. Fire Causes Evacuation

Apr 16th, 2009 | By
Gerrard St. Fire Causes Evacuation

RIVERDALE – It took a 3rd alarm for firefighters to put out a blaze on Gerrard St. E. and DeGrassi St. The fire is believed to have started between the first and second floor of  a semi-detached residence. When fire crews arrived, they found the flames had infiltrated the walls and was spreading fairly quickly. […]



Suspicious Fire Causes Extensive Damage

Apr 15th, 2009 | By
Suspicious Fire Causes Extensive Damage

EAST YORK – Firefighters have put out a blaze on Munford Cres. this morning. The 2-alarm fire appears to have started in two different spots in the two-storey residential unit. It caused extensive smoke and fire damage to the structure. The Ontario Fire Marshall has been notified and an investigation into the cause of the […]



3-Alarm Blaze On Bloor St. W.

Apr 10th, 2009 | By
3-Alarm Blaze On Bloor St. W.

WEST TORONTO – Firefighters battled a blaze this afternoon at 804 Bloor St. W. They arrived to find a 3-storey building that includes an electronics store on the ground floor in flames, with heavy smoke billowing from the units. The fire appears to have started in the rear deck and quickly spread through the building […]



Two Girls Rescued During Hike

Apr 10th, 2009 | By
Two Girls Rescued During Hike

DON MILLS – Two 11-year-old girls are lucky to have escaped with nothing more than muddy clothes after a ‘usual’ hike took a turn for the worse. It happened this afternoon in the Eglinton Ave. E. and DVP area when the girls were out hiking through a ravine. They came across a patch of watery […]



Fire Causes Mass Evacuation In Scarborough

Apr 8th, 2009 | By
Fire Causes Mass Evacuation In Scarborough

SCARBOROUGH – A working fire at 10 Gordonridge Pl. forced the evacuation of several residents from the 14th floor. The fire, which was broke out shortly before noon, was contained to one unit. Firefighters were quick to put out the blaze and there were no reports of injuries, although an EMS bus was called in […]



Elderly Man Dies In East End Fire

Apr 7th, 2009 | By
Elderly Man Dies In East End Fire

BEACHES – East end firefighters were called out early this afternoon to a 2-alarm blaze on Gainsborough Rd. north of Gerrard St. E. An 84 year-old man was removed from the house with no vital signs and was rushed to Toronto East General Hospital. He was later pronounced dead. The fire had engolfed the upper […]



Arson Suspected In Vehicle Fire

Apr 5th, 2009 | By
Arson Suspected In Vehicle Fire

DON MILLS – North Command crews responded to reports of smoke in the Lesmill Rd. and Leslie St. area and found a fully engulfed car at the rear of an industrial unit. Crews quickly knocked down the fire, and police are investigating, as it appears the blaze was deliberately set. TFS apparatus (1 alarm – […]



Man Dies In Apartment Building Fire

Apr 5th, 2009 | By
Man Dies In Apartment Building Fire

DOWNTOWN – A 60 year-old man has died after being found in the hallway of a building ablaze. It happened at 56 Maitland St. last night. Fire crews were able to knockdown the flames fairly quickly, but by then the smoke was quite intense and 50 of the apartment units needed to be evacuated. Many […]



Third Fatality In Weston Rd. Fire

Mar 30th, 2009 | By
Third Fatality In Weston Rd. Fire

WESTON – A third victim has succumbed to her injuries in a fatal fire that had already taken the lives of a woman and her son. Natalie Burgher, 25 years old, died in hospital on March 25th from smoke inhalation. She left behind a 1-year-old son. It is believed that Natalie Burgher was the individual […]



Rogers Centre Evacuated During Motocross

Mar 28th, 2009 | By
Rogers Centre Evacuated During Motocross

Fire crews are at the scene at the Rogers Centre and evacuating people from the Renaissance Toronto Hotel, Hard Rock Cafe and more. The reason appears to be high levels of Carbon Monoxide. Ambulance bus was on the scene as some people were feeling ill. A motocross event had just ended at the venue. Fire […]