Smoke coming out of the O'Keefe House residence building.

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Fire at O’Keefe house

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Toronto Fire responded to a fire at Ryerson’s O’Keefe House residence building tonight.

Six units responded to the call, which was quickly contained due to the building’s sprinkler system, according to Toronto Fire Services.

Photo: Sierra Bein

Photo: Sierra Bein

Smoke was seen coming from the upper floor of the building shortly after 6 p.m. and started in a residence bedroom.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Ryerson’s smallest residence, O’Keefe House was built around 1875. It currently houses 32 students.

 

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