Woman injured in encampment fire in Fort York
Posted November 28, 2023 6:23 pm.
Last Updated November 28, 2023 11:11 pm.
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.