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Investigators probing cause of scrap yard fire

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Posted by MrFirefighter on Mar 30, 2012 @ 6:02AM


TORONTO, ON - Toronto fire crews remain at the scene of a massive blaze that erupted at a scrap yard near Keele Street and St. Clair Avenue on Thursday night.

Firefighters were called to the scene on Turnberry Avenue at about 10 p.m., and they battled flames that were several metres in height.

No one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Source: CP24 News (click for full story)

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Posted by web-chief on Mar 26, 2015 @ 8:16AM

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Explosion tears through Victoria house
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