No one was hurt in a smoky three-alarm Kensington Market blaze that broke out before dawn Thursday morning.
Firefighters were called to a row house that is split into apartments on Oxford Street, near College Street and Spadina Avenue, around 4:30 a.m. All of the residents made it out safely.
Crews managed to contain the flames to the one home, but the smoke did spread to neighbouring houses. TTC buses were brought in to provide shelter for 20 displaced residents.
There was concern when a Mayday call went out when two firefighters became disoriented inside the house due to heavy smoke as they searched the second floor for residents. The firefighters made it out safely.
The flames are believed to have started in the basement. The cause of the fire was accidental, officials said, and the damage was pegged at $325,000.