Friday, September 4, 2010 approx. 5pm
200 Wellesley St.E. @ Bleecker.
Multi storey occupied dwelling - reports of fire & smoke from top floors. Immediate 2nd alarm called.
Subsequent alarms included 2 maydays which escalates an alarm level for each mayday called. 2 firefighters were separated in the smoke and required RIT to be deployed. Both were rescued without injury.
Several firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion and some tenants were sent to hospital for smoke inhalation.
Some 1200 residents were evacuated from the building due to smoke conditions and structural integrity precautions.
John Riddell - Toronto Fire Photos