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Fire captain who was critically injured in blaze released from hospital

November 25, 2019
By The Canadian Press

Nov. 24, 2019 Toronto – Toronto’s fire chief says a captain who was critically injured while battling a blaze earlier this month has been released from hospital.

Chief Matthew Pegg shared a photo on Twitter showing Capt. James Warren leaving a downtown hospital flanked by a fellow firefighter.

Warren was rushed to the intensive care unit on November 2 when he fell off a roof while helping extinguish a fire at an abandoned building in the city’s downtown core.

The other firefighter shown in Pegg’s photo also fell off the roof, but was less seriously injured.

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According to Pegg, the two firefighters said they came into the hospital together and would leave together as well.

The fire is being investigated as arson and police are still searching for a suspect. The Canadian Press reports.