Toronto firefighter injured in fire at College and Ossington

On Wednesday, a Toronto firefighter was injured when he was fighting a fire at College Street and Ossington Avenue.

Fire crews rushed to College Street between Ossington and Concord Avenues at about 6:30 a.m., where fire broke out on the first floor of a building that was under construction, said Platoon Chief Norman Clements.

“When you hit the fire with water, the room immediately goes very very dark. Smoke fills the room and we’re virtually blind,” Chief Clements said.

The injured firefighter tripped through a hole in the floor.

Toronto police Const. Wendy Drummond said the firefighter was conscious and breathing. He was immediately transported to Toronto Western Hospital where he received treatment.

According to Chief Clements, the fire was controlled in no time.

The fire caused traffic backups in the area but TTC vehicles were moving through by 8:30 a.m.

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