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Highrise fire “ferocious”, says Toronto Fire

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,” said 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 fire-alarm system." The Toronto Star reports.

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,”
said
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
fire-alarm
system." The Toronto Star reports. READ MORE