Video: Firefighter Mayday during Toronto 6 Alarm Fire Destroys Heritage Building Downtown

Latest reports are that all firefighters have been released from the hospital.

Update: Added Firefighter Mayday traffic from the fireground (below). Two firefighters on Rescue 325 called for a mayday and were rescued by other firefighters at the 13:10 mark.

photo by: Irene Preklett/680News

The heritage building on Yonge and Gould Streets has been destroyed by a six-alarm blaze that started early Monday.

A massive fire left many people in downtown

Toronto waking up to the acrid smell of smoke.The fire broke out just after 4 a.m. in the old Salad King building, part of which collapsed in April.Dozens of trucks and more than 100 firefighters were on scene.

The area’s local councillor, Kristyn Wong-Tam, said a meeting had been scheduled this month to decide the fate of the building.”A building like this, with its heritage value of this particular period, is now gone. I think it has been devastating and I’m personally very disappointed,” she said.

via Heritage building destroyed by six-alarm fire – 680News.

More links to coverage:
Downtown fire destroys historic Yonge St. building
Downtown building was ‘engulfed’ in flames