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Storage facility hot spots keep firefighters busy

01/10/2012 10:22 EST | Updated 03/11/2012 05:12 EDT

Toronto firefighters remain at the scene of a charred west-end storage facility, a day after the four-storey building first began to burn.

As of Tuesday morning, Toronto Fire Division Commander Mike McCoy said it is still not clear when the fire will be completely out at 97 Pelham Ave., near Dundas Street West and Dupont Street.

“We could be here all day again. It wouldn’t surprise me,” McCoy told CBC News, as firefighters continued to battle hot spots.

Firefighters first responded to the blaze at Save and Secure Self Storage at 6:13 a.m. on Monday morning.

In the hours that followed, nearby townhomes and schools were evacuated as firefighters sought to bring the five-alarm blaze under control.

One firefighter was injured after a floor collapsed from under his feet. Fortunately, he suffered only minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is still not known. But it is believed that all of the contents inside the storage facility have been destroyed.

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