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Fire Marshal investigating string of fires in Kensington Market


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.