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No injuries reported in Parkdale apartment fire

Last Updated Mar 22, 2019 at 6:54 am EDT

Firefighters work to knock down a fire at an apartment building on King Street West near Dufferin Street on March 22, 2019. CITYNEWS/Bert Dandy

An early-morning fire in Parkdale forced as many as 30 people out of their homes early Friday morning.

Emergency crews were called to a four-storey apartment building on King Street West near Dufferin Street around 4:30 a.m.

Officials said the fire started in a bedroom on the third floor of the building

“When (the) first crews arrived, they had light smoke in the stairwell and when they gained access to the third floor there was thick black smoke and heat and flames,” Platoon chief Dan Sell explained.

The building was evacuated as crews worked to extinguish the fire.

Sell said the building’s smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors were working at the time of the fire.

No injuries were reported.

“The crews did an excellent job of isolating that area and extinguishing the fire and were able to conduct primary and secondary searches of the area and everyone was safe,” Sell said.

TTC buses were called to the scene to temporarily house the tenants.

There has been no word on what exactly caused the fire. Officials will continue to investigate.

King Street was closed in both directions from Elm Grove Avenue to Dufferin but has since reopened.