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Firefighters knock down fire at North York home

Toronto firefighters battle a blaze on Carscadden Drive in North York on April 14, 2014. TWITTER/@DannyDeSantis.

Toronto firefighters have knocked down a house fire in North York that may have started as part of a Passover tradition.

The fire began in the garage of a home on Carscadden Drive, near Finch Avenue and Bathurst Street, around 10:20 a.m. on Monday.

It was mostly under control by about 10:45 a.m. but crews were still working in the attic. It was extinguished by 11:45 a.m.

No one was injured, paramedics tell CityNews.

Fire crews believe the homeowner, as per Jewish tradition, was burning bread in his garage to mark the beginning of Passover. It’s believed the homeowner left and forgot about the bread.

The cost of the damage is not yet known.



The charred remains of a car after a house fire on Carscadden Drive on April 14, 2014. CITYNEWS/Adrian Golombek.