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December 9, 2004
$60,000 loss apartment fire
  
At 10:40 a.m., Toronto Fire Services was called to an apartment fire at 230 Oak
St., a 22-storey apartment building northeast of Parliament and Dundas Streets.

Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control in apartment 303. The fire
appeared to have originated in the kitchen area, but the cause is undetermined
at this time. Toronto Fire Services is investigating.

Apartment 303 was completely gutted by the fire. District Chief Gerald George
estimates a $50,000 loss to the building and $10,000 damage to the contents.

An 18-month-old child from the apartment across the hall was taken to the
Hospital for Sick Children as a precautionary measure for smoke inhalation.
There were no civilian or firefighter injuries as a result of this blaze.

This kitchen fire comes on the eve of tomorrow's launch of a new campaign to
combat cooking fires. Representatives from Toronto Fire Services, the Office of
the Fire Marshal and fire chiefs will launch the campaign.

Date: Friday, December 10
Time: 10 a.m.
Place: Toronto Harbourfront Fire Station #334
339 Queens Quay W.
(East of Spadina Avenue, directly south of SkyDome)

For information about holiday fire safety, visit:
www.toronto.c a/fire/prevention/fire_safe_holiday.htm.


Media contact:
Captain Michael Strapko, Toronto Fire Services, 416-338-9319, pager
416-334-5223



 

 

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