Torched vehicles and a house fire in midtown

Firefighters responded to the scenes on Burnham Road around 3 a.m.

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    Courtesy for Rey Mena

      Toronto Police are asking residents in a midtown neighbourhood for help tracking down a suspected firebug.

      Residents on Burnham Road, in the St. Clair Ave. and Mount Pleasant Rd. area, were woken up by popping sounds and sirens on Friday morning.

      Around 3 a.m., fire crews responded to at least three vehicles on fire at three separate addresses on Burnham Road.

      Flames were also crawling up a home on neighbouring Evergreen Gardens.

      The fire was put out before the home became fully engulfed and no injuries were reported.

      Toronto Police confirm 10 vehicles -- many of them expensive luxury models -- were set on fire.

      Some reports say at least a dozen vehicles were torched.

      It seems some of the damaged cars had been left unlocked.

      Police are asking residents of the area to look through any surveillance footage they may have and to report any damage to authorities.

      No arrests have been made and there is no word on a suspect.

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      1. Suz58 posted on 05/09/2014 08:32 AM
        Glad there were no injuries!
        Does this mean insurance won't be paid? Don't get how someone would not lock a vehicle, let alone expensive ones.
        1. dama posted on 05/09/2014 01:25 PM
          @Suz58 Insurance will cover and even when one did not lock their cars, does not give the right to someone to vandalise private properties..

          This is beyond vandalism ,, like you said,, luckily no one was hurt..

          This is scary... can you imagine living in that area and wondering now when that will happen again.. losing sleep over this for sure..

          Hope the police will catch this guy/guys soon

        2. Suz58 posted on 05/09/2014 01:38 PM
          @dama Yes that is very scary dama! You are right when saying this goes beyond vandalism.

          I hope they catch them as well! There is no reason for this.

          Has it come to the point where we need live cameras in our yards too?
        3. Karl Burgin posted on 05/12/2014 09:31 AM
          @Suz58 Probably won't be surprised if the rates go up BECAUSE the doors aren't locked.

          On a side note, it is telling how rich folk don't lock their doors one their expensive vehicles. Even right now, when I put my car in the garage, I lock it. I would never want an expensive car to drive because I would e paranoid about it.
      2. john posted on 05/09/2014 10:58 AM
        that sucks about the cars . those some kick ass rides .
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