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Street Beat – October 15 – Two Fires At One Downsview Apartment

Two fires at one Downsview-area apartment forced at least 20 people from their homes overnight.

Emergency crews were first called to 160 Chalkfarm Dr. around 11:30pm on Thursday. Reportedly, there was a mattress fire on the 12th floor.

A few hours later, fire fighters were back to put out a blaze on a balcony.

The residents were sheltered at a nearby hotel.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.


House Fire On St. Clarens

No one was injured in an early-morning house fire at 652 St Clarens Ave., near Dupont Street and Lansdowne Avenue.

Emergency crews arrived at 4:20am on Friday and quickly knocked down the blaze, which may have been sparked by a faulty lamp.