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No injuries after barbecue fire at Scarborough highrise

Last Updated Jun 4, 2019 at 12:00 am EDT

No injuries were reported after a barbecue fire at a residential building in Scarborough.

Police and firefighters responded to multiple reports of fire on the 18th floor balcony of a highrise in the Pharmacy and Finch avenues area around 8:30 p.m.

Witnesses reported hearing an explosion and photos from the scene show the balcony engulfed in flames and thick, black smoke.

The balcony above the unit was also damaged in the two-alarm blaze.

Residents of the building were told to shelter in place while firefighters worked to put the blaze out. A TTC bus was brought in to shelter residents who chose to leave the building of their own accord.

The fire was knocked down just before 9 p.m. and no one was injured.

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