Toronto mansion fire causes estimated $500,000 in damage
Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:19AM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:24PM EST
The Ontario Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of a house fire in Toronto’s upscale Bridle Path neighbourhood that caused damage pegged at an estimated $500,000.
Firefighters responded to the fire on Park Lane Circle at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Strong wind fanned the flames as the fire spread throughout the home.
A total of 17 emergency trucks and more than 80 firefighters were called to the scene.
One person who was inside the home was able to get out unharmed. There were no injuries.
The home is located on the same street as singer Gordon Lightfoot’s home. Rapper Drake is said to be building a new home three doors down.
The initial damage estimate is pegged at $500,000, but investigators say that number could rise.
Aerial footage showed major damage on the second storey of the home.
This is the second fire in the past 10 days involving a mansion in the area. A home on Forest Heights Boulevard was destroyed by fire on New Year’s Day.
However, Toronto detectives do not believe there is any connection to the fire on Tuesday.
With files from CTV Toronto’s John Musselman