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WATCH: Firefighter suffers critical injuries after massive blaze

10 year vet expected to live along with three others hurt

A Mississauga firefighter fighting for his life in hospital after being injured in a massive industrial fire near Pearson Airport is expected to live.

The firefighter with ten years on the job was hurt battling the early morning fire after an explosion and wall collapse.

He was taken to hospital in critical condition.

Three other firefighters were taken to hospital but are also expected to survive after being hurt when the blaze broke out at 2797 Thamesgate Drive, off Airport road, and south of Steeles in Mississauga.

Police say the fire started in a warehouse used to store imported goods

G.E. Forwarders Ltd is located at the same address.

The explosions inside the building were caused by butane lighters and aerosol cans for bug spray, according to police.

Peel Police say the smoke is not believed to be toxic, although an officer told Newstalk 1010's James Moore he should wear a gas mask close to the scene.

The fire broke out around 4:40 a.m.

Pearson Airport says the smoke has not impeded planes from landing, or taking off from the airport, despite its close proximity.

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