Toronto can breathe a sigh of relief: The CN Tower is not on fire. Although, it did look like it for a few minutes Thursday evening.
But shortly after reports of heavy smoke began circulating on Twitter around 8 p.m., Toronto Fire confirmed the skyscraper was not on fire. The smoke was simply part of a pyrotechnic display rehearsal for the Pan Am Games.
Toronto Fire Services: The smoke seen coming from the CN Tower is the result of a pyrotechnic display, not fire.— CP24 (@CP24) July 10, 2015
The fireworks set off from the CN Tower are part of the dress rehearsal for the Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony, as announced earlier today.— TORONTO 2015 (@TO2015) July 10, 2015
While Toronto Fire was aware the fireworks would take place, they told the Toronto Star they had “no idea of the volume of smoke” they would generate.
The evening's second test-run produced much better results, we think.
Watching the CN Tower spit out fireworks. Really an incredible sight pic.twitter.com/KxxMLpAATJ— Kris Abel (@RealKrisAbel) July 10, 2015
The Pan Am Games officially kick off tomorrow, and we suddenly have a feeling they're going to be a lot more exciting than we thought.
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