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Highrise blaze among worst chief has witnessed


Highrise blaze among worst chief has witnessed
Toronto Fire Chief Bill Stewart said the blaze in a 30-storey highrise Friday night was like “nothing that I've ever seen in my career in 39 years.”

September 26, 2010 
By The Toronto Star

Sept. 26, 2010, Toronto – The community housing building severely
damaged by fire Friday night did not have sprinklers on every floor,
Toronto Fire Service
Commander Bob O’Hallarn said Friday. But because it is an older building
it is
not required by code to have them.
The fire is “probably as ferocious an apartment fire as I’ve ever seen,”
O’Hallarn, adding that officials don’t know when residents can go back.
"We have to
assess structural, electrical and water damage. We must have a proper
system." The Toronto Star reports. READ MORE

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