Woman injured in encampment fire in Fort York

A woman suffered burns from an encampment fire that broke out at a ravine near Toronto’s Fort York National Historic Site.

Authorities received multiple reports of a fire in the Fort York Boulevard and Lake Shore Boulevard West area just after 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

A Toronto Fire Services spokesperson tells CityNews the encampment fire occurred in a ravine behind the north end of Fort York Boulevard, noting it was caused by a wood fire that caught on to as many as three dumpsters, resulting in an explosion.

It’s unclear what was in the dumpsters at the time. Toronto Fire Services says a woman suffered burns to her hands and was treated for her injuries at the scene.

The fire was contained and has been put out by responding crews.

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