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Firefighters rescue 8 people from Sherbourne apartment fire

Last Updated Sep 20, 2017 at 11:31 am EDT

Firefighters knocked down a fire at a low-rise apartment building on Sherbourne Street on Sept. 20, 2017. CITYNEWS

Firefighters rescued eight people from a fire at a low-rise apartment building in downtown Toronto, and officials are investigating whether hoarding played a role in the blaze.

The fire began on the fourth floor of the Sherbourne Street building, between Carlton and Wellesley streets, before 5 a.m on Tuesday.

“Here I am with no shoes,” Rodney Brown, who escaped the fire, told CityNews.

“My partner and friends saw a great amount of smoke. I told them to go to the window while I blocked out the bottom of the door. It was right at the point that I answered the door because firefighters had come to the door and they escorted us out,” he said.

The fire has been knocked down.

No injuries have been reported.