Crews battling three-alarm fire at Persian rug store in Etobicoke

Chris Fox,

Published Sunday, March 29, 2020 6:54AM EDT

Last Updated Sunday, March 29, 2020 6:57AM EDT

Crews are battling a three-alarm fire at a rug store in The Kingsway neighbourhood.

The blaze broke out at Kingsway Persian Rugs on Dundas Street west of Prince Edward Drive just before 5 a.m.

Toronto Fire says that they were first dispatched to the area for reports of smoke in a second floor apartment. They then encountered flames coming from the east side of the building upon arrival.

At one point the call was upgraded to a four-alarm response after a firefighter went missing but they have since been located unharmed.

Toronto Fire says that the flames are currently hitting high voltage hydro lines above the building, which has led to some safety concerns.

Firefighters have been told to move back at the north side of the building.

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