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Hotel Staff: Hotel and Fire

hotel staff: Hotel staff evacuated the building while firefighters extinguished the blaze and contained the smoke, according to CTV. No one was injured as a result. Emergency crews were called to the Radisson Hotel Toronto East at 55 Hallcrown Place, near Highway 401 and Victoria Park Avenue, at around 10 30 p.m. for reports of a fire. Following an investigation, police determined that the fire was started intentionally on the third floor of the building. Mario Calla, the executive director of COSTI, an organization that helps settle refugees in Canada, said he believes that asylum-seekers living inside the hotel were targeted by the arsonist. A can of gasoline had been lit on fire, they said. ( As reported in the news.