Firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze at a townhouse in the west-end of Toronto Wednesday afternoon.

At least 80 firefighters attended to a fire that started around 12:15 p.m. at 13 Lippincott St. E., in the Jane Street and Weston Road area.

A 20-year-old man suffered minor injuries and was transported to hospital with burns to his feet.

According to Toronto Fire, the blaze started in unit 13 of the townhouse complex, where a family of six lives.

It quickly spread to four adjoining units, which share a common attic.

When firefighters arrived on scene in the afternoon, thick black smoke was pouring from the third flood, Toronto Fire Services spokesperson Mike Strapko told CTV Toronto.

Strapko said at one point, firefighters had to be pulled out from the building because the ceiling began to fall.

The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in to determine the cause of the fire.

With a report from CTV Toronto's Scott Lightfoot