A Toronto firefighter continues to recover after he was pulled unconscious from the three-alarm blaze he was battling Tuesday, Oct. 11.
“There was heavy smoke and flame,” District Chief Stephan Powell said. “We had people climbing out windows when we arrived.”
Interim Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said a firefighter from the “first responding crew was overcome by a high level of heat while conducting search and rescue operations.”
There was a mayday call, and the firefighter was pulled from the burning building unconscious.
The firefighter regained consciousness a short time later and was taken to St. Joseph’s hospital where he was listed in serious, but non-life-threatening condition.