Backstage Podium Deck Fire – update

Backstage Podium Deck Fire – update with coverage from the Toronto Star.

Backstage podium fire January 20 - Photo by @MarComm_mama as posted at http://www.blogto.com/city/2016/01/6_dramatic_photos_of_todays_fire_in_downtown_toronto/

Backstage podium fire January 20 – Photo by @MarComm_mama as posted at http://www.blogto.com/city/2016/01/6_dramatic_photos_of_todays_fire_in_downtown_toronto/

Backstage Podium Deck Fire – update with coverage from the Toronto Star. The fire on the podium deck today at Backstage has been put out and contained. There were no injuries and no structural damage.  On-site construction supervisors responded urgently. The Toronto Service responded immediately. Firefighters contained and put out the blaze. There were no injuries and no structural damage.

As reported by Toronto Star staff reporters: Michael Robinson and Peter Goffin:

“There was some welding work going on . . . and although this is still under investigation — the Fire Marshal is on site — we believe the fire was started by the welding sparks, welding activity,” said Alfredo Romano, president of Toronto development firm Castlepoint Numa.

No injuries have been reported.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/01/20/fire-burning-near-yonge-and-the-esplanade.html

Toronto Star video:

http://bcove.me/te77mkhy

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