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U.S.-bound flights cancelled after fire at Toronto airport

Travelers walk through Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Image for representation purpose only.

Travelers walk through Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Image for representation purpose only.  

Crews are working to clean up damage from smoke and water.

A fire at Toronto Pearson International Airport has caused officials to cancel all U.S.-bound flights from Terminal 1.

The blaze broke out in the terminal on Sunday evening and the area was evacuated. The airport announced in a tweet that all flights to the U.S. scheduled to depart from Terminal 1 had been cancelled.

The fire was extinguished a short time later. Peel regional paramedics say one woman was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Another was treated at the scene.

Crews are working to clean up damage from smoke and water.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire.

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