If you are living in the downtown Toronto area, you may have noticed an eerie dark cloud of smoke billowing into the city’s skyline on Thursday morning. A Toronto apartment fire was reported in the city's east-end and firefighters are on the scene. Photos of the blaze have since appeared on social media and show just how black the sky has turned.
Crews are reporting that they responded to a 10:23 a.m. call about a fire in an apartment near the intersection of George and Adelaide.
Toronto Fire reported that the flames broke out in an apartment before spreading out to a nearby balcony.
Photos of the incident have already begun to flood onto social media, with some even managing to capture close-up shots of the balcony, which has become fully engulfed in the blaze.
There have been no reported injuries so far. However, nearby streets have been blocked off due to the incident.
Toronto Police state that TTC buses have arrived on the scene to provide shelter for anyone who has had to evacuate the building.
.@CP24 Downtown Toronto smoke billowing out of the city? https://t.co/EjjVMFivyo— Julian (@Julian) 1587652325.0
Building across the park from us on fire. Hope everyone is ok #fire #Toronto https://t.co/4Nw9GtOPDC— mldn (@mldn) 1587652750.0
According to an update provided to CP24, the fire was extinguished around 10:54 a.m. At the moment it is unclear the extent of the damage that was caused by the incident.
Toronto Police report that while the blaze may be extinguished, road closures still remain in place at Sherbourne and Richmond, as well as Adelaide from Jarvis to Fredrick.
Crazy amount of black smoke started in downtown Toronto. Wow. @CP24 https://t.co/2HgGB9PdV2— Steven Hoffner (@Steven Hoffner) 1587652189.0
Huge plum of smoke somewhere near Richmond and Jarvis area. @Toronto_Fire @TPSOperations https://t.co/cQxYwBmUUl— Mr.Bumface (@Mr.Bumface) 1587652143.0
However, this isn't the first incident that the city has had to deal with over the past few months.
Back in March, fire crews were called to Front Street West and Spadina Avenue shortly after 11:30 a.m. after receiving reports of smoke billowing out of a "boarded-up building."
Some nearby residents also reported hearing an explosion sound.
A few months ago, another Toronto apartment also caught on fire in North York, turning the skyline into an apocalyptic scene as smoke filled the air.