A commercial building is in flames

News 22 January, 2018
  • Pascal Girard/QMI AGENCY

    QMI agency

    Monday, January 22, 2018 06:23

    Monday, January 22, 2018 06:23

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    MONTREAL – A fire broke out in a commercial building of two floors, in the night of Sunday to Monday, near the corner of Foucher on the boulevard Crémazie in Montreal.

    The flames started around 2: 20. The firefighters arrived, thick smoke was pouring from the basement.

    Quickly, the fire spread to the first and the second floor. The commercial building, which hosts among other things a nursery, was empty at the time of the fire.

    A fourplex, located to the side of the building, was evacuated as a precautionary measure.

    About 120 firefighters have been mobilized to combat the fire that was still ongoing early Monday morning.

    The Crémazie boulevard was closed in both directions, between rue St-Hubert and Lajeunesse.