Three-alarm fire tears through Scarborough factory, no injuries
A firefighter stands by a gate at Atlantic Packaging in Scarborough on June 22, 2019. (Ron Hanlin/CTV News Toronto)
Chris Herhalt, CTV News Toronto
Published Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:07PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:23AM EDT
Toronto firefighters say they have cut open the roof of a packaging plant in Scarborough in order to battle a stubborn fire that is now at three alarms.
Emergency crews were called to Atlantic Packaging on Progress Avenue in Scarborough at 5:06 p.m. for a report of a fire.
Callers reported seeing smoke from chimneys and vents on the plant.
Firefighters later cut open part of the building’s roof in order to better douse the flames.
No injuries were reported.
Officials later said the fire required so many firefighters from the surrounding area that they were backfilling nearby fire stations with trucks and crews from other parts of the city.