Suspicious blaze at Toronto’s Old City Hall damages court documents

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Suspicious blaze at Toronto's Old City Hall damages court documents
A woman exercises on the rooftop of city hall in Toronto on Friday, July 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TORONTO: Officials say court documents were damaged in a fire at a Toronto courthouse that may have been deliberately set.

Toronto fire district chief Stephan Powell says the fire broke out in the southeast corner of Old City Hall on Monday evening.

Officials say the fire was brought under control quickly, and Powell says the blaze may have been deliberately set.

Powell says the fire set off the building’s sprinkler system, and the fire and water caused about $100,000 worth of damage.

Among the items damaged are a number of court documents, though he could not say how many or what they are specifically.

No injuries were reported as a result of the blaze.