Toronto police said on Twitter that emergency crews responded shortly before 9 a.m. to the area of Yonge Street and Highway 401 for a communications tower that was on fire.
Police said it was near the on and off ramps of the 401.
The pole was leaning and there were concerns that it may fall, leading to a closure of Yonge Street in the area, as well as a portion of the 401.
The Ministry of Transportation said the westbound collector lanes of the highway were closed, along with the on-ramp at Yonge Street.
Yonge St + Highway of Heroes (401)
* 8:57 am *
– Communications tower on fire
– Near on/off ramps to 401
– Pole is leaning
– Fears that it man fall on Yonge St
– Yonge St has been closed as a precaution
– OPP has now closed 401#GO1190503
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) June 23, 2022
— 511Ontario (@511Ontario) June 23, 2022