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Fire tears through townhouse complex in Richmond Hill

Last Updated Aug 8, 2020 at 3:35 pm EDT

A townhouse complex caught on fire early Saturday morning in Richmond Hill. CITYNEWS/Daniel Berry

A fire tore through a townhouse complex in Richmond Hill early Saturday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the building along Glen Meadow Lane in the area of Bayview and 19th avenues just before 5 a.m.

Firefighters were able to stop the blaze from spreading through the entire complex, but at least three units were severely damaged.

At least one unit collapsed, a second partially collapsed and a third sustained fire damage.

The townhouse complex was under construction at the time of the blaze so it was not occupied. No injuries have been reported.

Deputy Fire Chief Brian Ellsworth says the contractor and owners are cooperating with the investigation, adding it’s too early to determine the cause of the fire.

The Ontario Fire Marshall has been called in as well due to the extent of the damage.