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Fire Marshal investigating string of fires in Kensington Market


by News Staff

Posted Aug 26, 2014 9:38 am EDT

The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in after three fires were set early Tuesday in Kensington Market.

No one was seriously injured when a two-alarm fire broke out in a house on Kensington Avenue at around 6:10 a.m.

The fire caused $200,000 in damage and sent one man from a second floor apartment to hospital with minor injuries from smoke inhalation.

Two other tenants on the ground floor were able to escape unharmed.

Shortly after, a garbage fire went up on Baldwin Street near Kensington Avenue at Littlehayes Lanes.

Minutes later a clothing bin was lit on fire on Augusta Avenue.

More than 50 firefighters responded to the three fires.