A fire that broke out at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre Thursday has been extinguished.
The blaze on the roof of the building was caused by maintenance workers using a torch, according to The Toronto Star. The blaze was contained to the roof and the building remained open to the public during the fire, City News reports.
Photos of smoke rising over Toronto have been shared widely on social media. Check out some of the most dramatic shots below.
Other weightroom buddies said they were evacuated from #UofT fire. Only realised how major it was when they came outside to see smoke clouds— ♛ Kenneth M Tong ♛ (@kingmo) January 2, 2014
— ♛ Kenneth M Tong ♛ (@kingmo) January 2, 2014
Fire at UofT! pic.twitter.com/qGLfoQLH7Y— Bennet De B (@bdbfilms) January 2, 2014
That's not steam. I was just evacuated from the u of t athletic centre. Roof was on fire. pic.twitter.com/e2eKMwYF9D— Amy Hersenhoren (@TheHersh) January 2, 2014
U of T's Athletic Centre spewing smoke on Spadina and Harbord. pic.twitter.com/6QxwoGJp6e— Danny Brown (@dannybr0wn) January 2, 2014
Six trucks on scene at U of T's Athletic Centre. Lots of chilly be-shorted students in the cold. pic.twitter.com/Sgtl33n3V0— Danny Brown (@dannybr0wn) January 2, 2014
U of T is on fire pic.twitter.com/PX8k37ZZAZ— Maggie K (@magkey21) January 2, 2014
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