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09/06/2010

6-alarm fire in Kensington Market

Three firefighters were injured while battling a massive blaze that gutted a computer store near Bathurst and College Sts. late Sunday night. Emergency crews were called to the scene around 11:15 p.m. for a fire affecting a Canada Computers store and six apartment units at 368 College St.

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A firefighter peers through an open door at the scene of the blaze. MANNY RODRIGUES PHOTO

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Fire crews battle the stubburn blazed through the early hours of Monday morning. MANNY RODRIGUES PHOTO
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A firefighter works the hoses along Queen Street. MANNY RODRIGUES PHOTO

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Firefighters watch as one of their own ascends a ladder onto the roof of the scene. MANNY RODRIGUES PHOTO 

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Firefighters attack the front of the scene. MANNY RODRIGUES PHOTO

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College St. was closed between Spadina Ave. and Bathurst St. overnight. The immediate area is expected to remain closed until Monday afternoon for investigation. MANNY RODRIGUES PHOTO

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That was my favourite computer store that burned down, Canada Computers. I hope they're able to rebuild soon in the same area, what a shame, I wonder what will happen to the workers who have no job to go to now.

Not to worry, Rich... Canada Computers has many locations... the staff will be spread around.

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