An old bar burned down for a second time in Montreal
Photo Agence QMI, Erik Peters
The old bar Latour has again been the target of a fire, Tuesday night, in the borough of Verdun in Montreal.
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MONTREAL | The old bar Latour, who had been the prey of the flames a few years ago, has again been the target of a fire, Tuesday night, in the borough of Verdun in Montreal.
Firefighters were called to intervene in the middle of the evening in the two-storey building located on the avenue of the Church, near the rue Laurendeau.
The old bar had already been devastated by a fire in 2013. Since then, he had been placed and left to decay, explained Martin Farmer, chief of operations for the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal (SIM).
The cause of this second claim was not known with accuracy at the end of the evening as firefighters were still working to extinguish the flames, but have noticed that boards of plywood blocking access to the rear of the building had been torn down. The thesis of arson was considered by the fire department.
The SIM has deployed between 20 and 25 workers to control the flames. The firefighters expected to work until the middle of the night to be able to completely switch off the fire.
No one was injured during this event and no evacuation was necessary. The avenue of the Church had to be closed to traffic for the duration of the operation.