Fire officials say working smoke alarms helped eight residents escape from a townhouse fire near Adelaide Street and Southdale Road early Tuesday morning.
The fire broke out at a townhouse complex at 700 Osgoode Drive at around 3:15 a.m. When crews arrived on scene, fire could be seen coming from the second-floor balconies of two units.
Platoon Chief Gary Mosburger says all residents were able to evacuate the residences safely before crews arrived on the scene.
“It does look like the fire has originated on the exterior of the townhome,” said Mosburger. “We do have our investigators and police on site now to conduct our origin, cause and circumstances to the fire.”
There were no injuries reported and Mosburger said there were active smoke detectors in the units.
Damage is estimated to be upwards of $250,000.