Man arrested after Yonge Street fire displaces at least a dozen residents

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Toronto police have arrested a man after an early morning fire sent one person to hospital with serious injuries and displaced at least a dozen residents of a midtown building. The fire at 1989 Yonge Street left one cat dead.

Const. David Hopkinson, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said police are investigating the man in his 30s in relation to the fire.

Fire crews were called to the low-rise building, which has a Rogers retail outlet at street level and two floors of apartments above, around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. They found a fire on the second floor.

Despite knocking down the blaze quickly, several apartment units have been deemed unlivable, District Chief Stephan Powell told CBC Toronto.

Many of the eight residential units sustained some damage, Powell said. Some units just have minor smoke damage, while others were damaged by fire.

Between 12 and 15 occupants have been displaced, he said.

Source:CBC/Milénio Stadium
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