March 12, 2017 Vivian Ho-Tam

Fifth alarm – Topper Linen and Supply

Photos by Louis Tam

This post takes us back to last month, when a fifth alarm fire broke out at a Junction-area garment business.

Our volunteers were called to relieve our sister rehab unit Box 12 during when a fire broke out at Topper Linen and Uniform Service at around 5 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Within 30 minutes, the fire was upgraded to a third alarm. Five and a half hours later, it became a fifth alarm. The business was left in smoking ruins. Many people arriving at the business to drop off uniforms for service had to be turned away that morning.

Though the Keele Street and Dundas Street West area is far from our coverage area, Support 7 was dispatched to the cross-town call as Box 12 had exhausted their supplies by 11 a.m.