Several residents were left temporarily homeless after a fire spread through a townhouse in west Toronto Saturday evening.

The blaze began in a single unit of a townhouse complex on Jamestown Crescent, near John Garland Boulevard, around 5:30 p.m., said Toronto Fire Captain Marla Friebe.

The fire spread into the building’s shared attic space, billowing smoke into several other connected units.


It took fire crews about two hours to extinguish the fire. No one was home at the time. The fire was never upgraded from a single alarm, but police say the occupants of the badly damaged apartments had to seek temporary accommodations elsewhere.

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