NEWS October 2nd, 2016

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Mortar shell closes Leaside fire station

Second World War relic found in local backyard

A mortar shell from the Second World War closed down the Toronto Fire Station on McRae Drive near Laird Drive.

The relic, which was found in Leaside by a homeowner who was digging through his backyard, was brought to local station 321 just after 1 p.m. Saturday.

As a precaution, the station was closed down while the Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear unit of Toronto Police investigated.

By late afternoon the station was functioning normally again.