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July 11, 2005
Smoke alarms save lives
At 2:08 a.m. on Monday, July 11, a 911 caller reported a fire at 64 Jenkinson
Way, southeast of Kennedy Road and Lawrence Ave. E. Fortunately, smoke alarms
activated to alert a sleeping family of five to escape outside to safety.

First arriving Toronto firefighters on pumper 232 from a fire station at 1550
Midland Road, announced heavy black smoke coming from a third floor window.
While battling the blaze, fire was in all rooms on both floors. The fire
appears to have originated in the kitchen area. Fire loss is estimated at

Fire also spread to 62 and 66 Jenkinson Way, leaving another two families
displaced with an estimated loss of $75,000 to each home.

"When renovating or buying a new home, people need to seriously take an
initiative to have residential sprinklers installed to protect their family and
property from rapid fire spread," said Division Commander Robert O’Hallarn.

For more information about home fire sprinklers, visit:

Media contact:

Acting District Chief Mike Strapko
Toronto Fire Services
416-468-9399 (pager)



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