By Behdad Mahichi
A black BMW car ignited in flames on Jarvis and Carlton streets on Jan. 31st.
Toronto Fire rushed to the scene after receiving a call at 5:25 p.m. The vehicle exploded twice as Toronto Fire was trying to put out the flames. It took 10 minutes to fully extinguish the flames.
“I thought it was a sandstorm,” said Luke Saeed, a George Brown College student who saw the incident from his apartment. “We looked out and it was all black smoke.”
The cause of the fire is still unclear.
College streetcars diverting around car on fire at Jarvis and Carlton. Big flames until a few minutes ago! #ttc
— SodiumHydroxide (@SodiumHydroxide) January 31, 2015
Traffic Alert: Carlton St between Jarvis St and Mutual St closed due to a fire investigation. Please avoid this area. ^ph
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) January 31, 2015