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January 4, 2012
Toronto firefighter recovering from injuries
A Toronto firefighter is recovering from injuries after falling through a hole in a floor while battling a blaze. Shortly after 7 a.m. today, Toronto Fire Services responded to a roof fire at 842 College St., a two-storey century-old building that was undergoing renovations. The main floor was formerly a restaurant with two vacant residential apartments above.

While attacking the blaze from the interior with zero visibility due to heavy smoke conditions, the firefighter fell through a hole in the floor that was cut out by contractors. He was taken to Toronto Western Hospital. The response level reached a two-alarm fire, involving 12 fire trucks and 45 firefighters. The blaze was quickly brought under control.

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