Beware, evening GTA commuters! All service on the Milton Line of GO Transit has been suspended due to a huge Mississauga fire in the area of Dixie GO. Metrolinx is urging people to stay downtown for the meantime instead of trying to travel home on the line.
UPDATE: On Thursday morning, GO Transit announced service had been restored on the Milton Line.
EARLIER: Pictures on social media show a large blaze and plumes of thick black smoke rising from a commercial property near Dixie Road and Dundas Street East.
"Residents in the area are asked to keep windows and doors closed," advised a tweet from Mississauga Fire.
Fire crews on scene of a commercial property fire in the area of Dixie and Dundas. Heavy black smoke in the area.… https://t.co/urEVZdjxZM— Mississauga Fire (@Mississauga Fire)1566420037.0
In fact, after announcing on Twitter that Milton Line GO service has been suspended, Metrolinx suggested that evening commuters should consider staying downtown for the meantime.
2) @GOtransitMI customers that don’t need to leave immediately are encouraged to stay downtown for the time being a… https://t.co/W5wDwkrB3p— Metrolinx (@Metrolinx)1566422533.0
That message is also being emblazoned across information screens at Toronto's Union Station.
This Mississauga fire is wreaking havoc on Go Transit today! Glad my line isn’t affected! https://t.co/0UTphJF1N5— Elizabeth Keith (@Elizabeth Keith)1566425588.0
On its Milton Train Twitter account, GO Transit advised that passengers can use their GO fare to instead travel on the TTC to Kipling. They can also transfer their fare to board the Lakeshore West or Kitchener lines.
People were also warned, however, that passengers parked at Dixie GO are unable to access their vehicles right now.
11 GO buses are currently at Kipling station and taking passengers to Milton, GO Transit confirmed in a tweet.*
CP24 reports that no injuries are believed to have been incurred during the incident, and emergency services still do not know the cause of the blaze.
However, regardless of the image, it certainly looks alarming.
The fire can be seen from virtually everywhere in Mississauga, judging by the abundance of photos and videos on social media.
Dixie road fire #dixiefire #mississauga #fire https://t.co/FdFHtwtR9m— Kavens World #kw (@Kavens World #kw)1566419643.0
#Mississauga Fire 🔥 still going. https://t.co/Fd9JJ3XSQz— munchie_p (@munchie_p)1566420407.0
Building on fire near standfield #mississauga https://t.co/Oef0JbhpKF— Meg (@Meg)1566417714.0
In fact, it seems you can see it from the city of Toronto, which is pretty remarkable!
Wow! Can see the #MississaugaFire from Midtown Toronto!! @CP24 @CityNews https://t.co/QL00XvJ1ft— Jocelyn Kervin (@Jocelyn Kervin)1566420790.0
A tweet at 5:35 p.m. from Peel Regional Police said the fire "appears to be somewhat under control at this time."
*This article has been updated, and will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.