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June 8, 2010
Third alarm fire at 66 Indian Road
At 3:20 a.m. today, Toronto firefighters responded to the report of an explosion and house fire at the intersection of Garden Avenue and Indian Road.

Initial crews arrived to find a detached residential dwelling at 66 Indian Rd. fully involved in fire with flames coming out of all windows. A third alarm response was requested by the incident commander.

As a result of the fire and heat at the house on fire, exposure damages were caused to the adjacent home at 64 Indian Rd.

One firefighter sustained an injury to his shoulder during the incident and was taken to St. Joseph’s Health Centre for treatment.

The Fire Marshals Office, Ontario has been notified and will be attending the scene this morning. Personnel from the Ministry of Labour are also on scene.

Damage is estimated to be $600,000.

Fifteen fire trucks and 50 firefighters attended the incident.

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