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Man charged with arson in Mutual Street fire

Toronto Fire on scene at an abandoned building on Mutual Street where one man was arrested for arson after callers reported smoke coming from the building on Oct. 23,2017. CITYNEWS/Tony Fera

A 27-year-old man was arrested and charged with arson in connection with a fire in downtown Toronto on Monday afternoon.

Toronto Fire responded to calls for smoke coming from an abandoned building on Mutual street near Gerrard Street East around 2 p.m.

When they arrived, they found a mattress burning in the building basement. Fire investigators will look into what caused the fire.

Toronto police say the man arrested at the address will be investigated in connection with other recent cases of arson in 51 division.