A man in his eighties found lifeless in his apartment burnt down

News 19 December, 2017
  • Pascal Girard/QMI AGENCY

    QMI agency

    Tuesday, 19 December 2017 04:42

    Tuesday, 19 December 2017 04:42

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    Firefighters found the lifeless body of a man in his eighties in his apartment after he had been the prey of flames in a fire which took birth in the Bakery Guizot, during the night of Monday to Tuesday, in the district of Villeray, in Montreal.

    The emergency call was received at about 1: 30 by the fire brigade quickly arrived on the rue Guizot close to the boulevard Saint-Laurent. The body of the lady of 88 years old has been discovered in the rubble around 3: 30 a.m. once the fire has been controlled.

    The building in flames has three floors, the bakery occupies the first two apartments share each of the other two floors.

    Firefighters had to evacuate the building since the fire quickly spread to the homes located above the trade.

    In a building adjacent, the fire had to evacuate two other apartments.

    In total, more than a dozen people were in the street.

    The fire Department of the City of Montréal (SIM) has sent 110 soldiers to control the blaze. “With the cold weather that prevails, there must be a succession team. In addition, because of the size of the building, it was more of the world to prevent the spread,” said Ian Ritchie, chief of operations of the SIM.

    The investigation has been transferred to the section of the arson of the police Department of the City of Montreal. The scene will be analyzed in the morning.

    Saint-Laurent boulevard was closed to traffic for an indefinite period between Jarry street and Cork, and this, in both directions, and it was reopened shortly before 6 a.m. in the morning.