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.
Fire at Sherbourne low rise apt building closing Sherbourne between Wellesley & Carlton. Residents displaced, waiting to be let back inside pic.twitter.com/bqi7fiWImh
— Tammie Sutherland (@citytammie) September 20, 2017