Underground hydro vault fire extinguished
Firefighters say a hydro vault fire that set off a series of blasts and temporarily shut down streets in Toronto’s downtown core has been extinguished. Capt. Adrian Ratushniak says the blaze smouldered for more than 12 hours after a series of explosions Monday afternoon sent smoke pouring from grates on a street in the financial district, but crews put out the remains of the fire on Tuesday morning. He says fire crews will remain on scene as a precaution while hydro crews begin the work of replacing a transformer damaged in the blaze. There were no injuries in the incident, which began with an initial explosion in a hydro vault shortly after 5 p.m. Monday.