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Fire crews kept hopping overnight, including suspected arson in garage fire

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An MTS worker fixies lines near a garage on the 700 block of Toronto Street that caught fire early Saturday.

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An MTS worker fixies lines near a garage on the 700 block of Toronto Street that caught fire early Saturday. Photo Store

City fire crews were kept on the run extinquishing a string of fires in garbage bins and a garage fire in the inner city and the Weston area overnight.

Crews were dispatched just before 7 a.m. to the garage fire in the 700 block of Toronto Avenue.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze before it could spread but the garage was destroyed. The damage is estimated at $22,000. The fire department said it is being investigated as a suspected arson.

There were close to half a dozen other fires overnight.

Just after 4:30 a.m. crews responded to a call about a mattress on fire in a backyard in the 1100 block of Downing Street. When they arrived, they found a smoldering mattress and it was doused.

Then in the Weston area just before 4 a.m., crews were called to a boat on fire. They arrived at the 1300 block of Winnipeg Avenue West to find the fire in a boat stored on a trailer. There is no damage estimate.

Just after 3 a.m. crews were dispatched first to a garbage bin fine in the Weston area again, this time on Logan at Route 90.

Also just after 3 a.m. crews were dispatched to a garage fire in the 1300 block of Alexander Avenue.

The string of fires drew more attention than normal because of suspected arson that turned into a major fire last weekend. The fire on Home Street started outside one garage in the 500 block. It gutted three garages, destroyed two cars and spread to three homes, causing a total of $300,000.

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Updated on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 3:51 PM CDT: Updates with other incidents.

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