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Toronto firefighters extinguish fire in CN Tower antenna mast

Last Updated Aug 16, 2017 at 7:39 am EDT

A fire broke out in the antenna area of the CN Tower in Toronto on Aug. 16, 2017. CITYNEWS

Firefighters have put out a smouldering fire at Toronto’s landmark CN Tower that broke out in the early morning hours Wednesday.

Toronto fire services tweeted just before 7:15 a.m. that the flames at the CN Tower’s main antenna mast had been put out and firefighters were coming down.

Toronto Fire District Chief Stephan Powell said earlier the fire broke out around 4 a.m.

He said crews had turned off power to the antenna, which affected some local TV and radio signals.

The chief said firefighters had to use ladders above the SkyPod observation platform to reach the fire.

Some 30 emergency workers and about eight fire trucks were at the scene.