01/02/2014 03:14 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 10:52 EST

U Of T Fire: Blaze Breaks Out At Athletic Centre (PHOTOS)

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.

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