Toronto Fire Crews Extinguish Fire at CN Tower Antenna

Fire broke out around 4 a.m.

A fire broke out inside the antenna mast above the CN Tower’s observation deck early Wednesday morning. Toronto Fire Service confirmed that the smouldering fire had been put out around 7 a.m.

Fire crews responded to the fire around 4 a.m. Fire Chief Stephan Powell told the Toronto Star that the fire was “in one of the conduits that’s carrying electrical (wiring) within the mast.”

Crews worked to extinguish the fire in a very small space, which Platoon Chief Kevin Shaw compared to the “inside of a silo.” Crews used the CN Tower elevator to approach the fire, and then used ladders to climb the antenna.

The cause of the fire is not yet known. No injuries have been reported.

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