Body found after apartment fire in Gatineau
Fire broke out on the second floor of the building, forcing 150 people out of their units
A person has been found dead after a fire at an apartment building in Gatineau.
The fire broke out on the second floor of the six storey building at 260 Mutchmore St. in the Hull sector around 6 p.m. Thursday.
Around 150 residents were forced out of their homes as firefighters battled the flames, but were able to return later that night.
The fire was out around 7:05 p.m.
While firefighters were searching the building they said they found a body in a unit on the second floor.
Gatineau police are now investigating the circumstances of the person's death.
The cost of damages to the building is estimated at $15,000.