Fire rips through abandoned building in Montreal's Southwest borough

At least 80 firefighters worked to put out a three-alarm fire in Montreal's Southwest borough late Monday.

Firefighters said they believe fire was deliberately set

A fire brought 80 firefighters to an abandoned building on De l'Église Avenue Tuesday night. (Sarah Leavitt/CBC)

At least 80 firefighters worked to put out a three-alarm fire in Montreal's Southwest borough late Monday.

The empty building is located on De l'Église Avenue near Eadie Street. 

It was boarded up and didn't have water or electricity inside.

Firefighters said they saw people running away from the back of the building when they arrived.

They added that they believe the fire was deliberately set.

The building has been vacant for years and it has burned before — back in 2013.