Jul 13, 2013
By Bob Sheppard
A four alarm fire caused a portion of a building to collapse this morning on the corner of Broadview and Gerrard in Toronto’s east Chinatown.
The blaze broke out at about 5:00 a.m. in the upper part of a commercial building.
The whole building quickly became engulfed, and the front portion collapsed at about 6:30 a.m. By that time all residents of the building and neighbouring buildings had been evacuated.
About 70 firefighters battled the blaze; two were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire.
The fire marshal is investigating