Major fire breaks out at a Rona in Les Cèdres
No fire hydrants in area, water brought in by trucks
Firefighters from Les Cèdres and surrounding municipalities are still on the scene of a fire that broke out around midnight at a Rona in the off-island town.
The cause of the fire is still unknown but the owners say it broke out between the store and the warehouse.
The business is completely destroyed and there is an estimated $2 million dollars worth of damage.
Once they arrived on the scene, firefighters noted there were no fire hydrants in the area. Water had to brought in via trucks.
The local Rona franchise is owned by three brothers and employs 25 people in all.
Transport Quebec is warning drivers that Route 340 is closed in the vicinity of the fire.
Incendie d'un bâtiment, R-340 Est et Ouest fermée. Entre la montée Saint-Lazare et le chemin Saint-Dominique, Les Cèdres. Durée indéterminée—@Qc511_Mtl