It turned out to be nothing anywhere as exciting as what it appeared, though. According to CityTV:
[…] The fire began outside and spread to the interior walls of the home just before 6 p.m. Crews had to remove parts of the roof to fight the flames.
The fire was under control within half an hour, crews said. […]
And according to this YouTube video of the fire:
My neighbour’s house caught fire tonight. Lots of firemen and trucks all over the place. The fault appears to lie with a roofing company who had left 30 minutes prior to the house fire breaking out. The neighbour on the other side of the backyard spotted the flames/smoke while BBQing and called 911.
BBQing the first week of ? Yup. Temperatures were above seasonal and you can see from the photos (and video) that there was still no snow in Toronto.
By the time I got in front of that house there wasn’t much left to see, but I ended up having to stay in front of it for a while. It was cold and I wanted to head back home but I was way too tired to walk back so I had to sit down and wait a while in hopes that I’d regain some energy… Oops!
Anyways, they’re not the greatest photos, but unfortunately it’s all I have right now…