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No injuries reported after fire in Vaughan, Ont.

No injuries were reported following a fire in Vaughan, Ont.

In a statement emailed to Global News, Andrew Zvanitajs, fire chief with Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service, said firefighters were called to 101 Feshway Drive Thursday afternoon.

He said firefighters encountered a “wind driven fire” that had consumed a small metal container, a motorcycle and a car.

“A large visual distraction was also present on Highway 407 between Keele and Jane streets,” Zvanitajs said.

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According to Zvanitajs, the wind drove the fire up the southern embankment of Highway 407, causing a grass fire spanning approximately one acre.

“Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control and have since mopped up hot spots and clear the scene,” the statement reads.

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Zvanitajs said 24 firefighters and 2 chief officers attended the scene.

He said no injuries were reported.

According to Zvanitajs, the damage is estimated to be under $25,000.

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