Toronto Fire Services received a call for a fire at a residence at Milne and Wolcott avenues, near Danforth and Warden avenues, at 8:13 p.m.
“It became a defensive fire and we had to fight it from the outside,” said district chief Stephan Powell, adding crews didn’t get the fire under control until 11 p.m.
Toronto paramedics responded to the fire at 8:19 p.m. and took the firefighter to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
The call was one of a few Toronto Fire Services dealt with late Thursday.
At 6:33 p.m., firefighters responded to a call for a two-alarm fire at a highrise at Sherbourne and Queen streets.
“We had a gentleman on the 14th floor that we had to use forcible entry to get into the unit and we removed the person,” Powell said. “The fire was quickly contained to the one unit.”
Paramedics took the man to hospital in life-threatening condition.
Toronto Fire Services also fought fires at Mount Pleasant Road and Isabella Street, Warden Avenue and Burnhill Road and Jane Street and Firgrove Crescent.
The causes of the fires are under investigation.