In the wee hours of the morning, a fire broke out at Toronto's Green For Life mixed-waste and recycling facility at 242 Cherry St., in the Port Lands.
Firefighters are still battling this six-alarm blaze, which has breached a fire wall and crept towards the used mattress facility next door.
William Lyon Mackenzie— Toronto Fire Service (@Toronto_Fire) May 25, 2017
Fireboat working hard http://pic.twitter.com/OOQxP8pVBF
As CP24 writes, more than 40 trucks rushed to the Port Lands this morning to help put out the fire that could reportedly take days to extinguish. The William Lyon MacKenzie fire boat was also on site.
GFL Fire is a 6 alarm equivalent. Technically still a 5 but number of trucks = 6 alarm. Multiple aerials operating. Defensive ops only. http://pic.twitter.com/zcxphvpLa5— Tony Smyth (@LateNightCam) May 25, 2017
Black smoke has apparently been spotted as far north as Eglinton as well as west towards Etobicoke.
6 Alarm Cherry St https://t.co/cWkwmpI0dX— Toronto Fire Service (@Toronto_Fire) May 25, 2017
by Amy Grief via blogTO