Etobicoke fire leaves home ‘completely engulfed’ and spreads to neighboring home – Toronto

Firefighters in Toronto responded to a fire that “completely engulfed” a home on Saturday afternoon.

The crew fought the fire with a quick strike on the first floor of the house and worked on a move to the second floor.

The emergency occurred in Etobicoke around Islington Avenue and Elmhurst Drive, police said. Roads were closed while “several” emergency vehicles were on the scene.

A call for a fire with two alarms came at around 2:17 pm

In a tweet, Toronto police said the fire had spread to the house next door.

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Toronto fire chief Bill Papakonstantino told Global News a resident may need care and said searches were continuing.

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Toronto police said one person was “removed from the fire” and rushed to hospital.

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