Explosions heard as 2-alarm fire engulfs abandoned building in downtown Toronto

Fire crews are working to put out a two-alarm fire at an abandoned building on Wellington Street West in downtown Toronto.

Crews were called to the scene near Front Street West and Spadina Avenue just after 11:30 a.m. Monday for reports that smoke was seen coming out of the boarded-up building.

Toronto police reported smoke billowing from the roof of the building, and that a small explosion was heard. 

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Toronto Fire Capt. David Eckerman told CBC Toronto that when firefighters arrived, explosions could be heard coming from the building.

Eckerman said there were unconfirmed reports of a person inside working. Fire crews will be doing a search of the building. 

Police have blocked roads in the area.