87-year-old woman dies in residential fire

An elderly woman is dead after a fire broke out inside a condo unit in Côte Saint-Luc.

Senior was already in cardiac arrest when firefighters arrived at her home in Côte Saint-Luc

Police say the fire that took the life of an 87-year-old woman was probably caused by an electrical problem. (Radio-Canada)

An elderly woman is dead after a fire broke out inside a condo unit in Côte Saint-Luc.

Firefighters arrived at the building on Norwalk Road at around 5 p.m. Thursday.

They found the woman lying on the floor unconscious.

First responders tried to revive her, but a doctor on the scene declared her dead.

The case was transferred over to arson investigators — which is standard protocol when there is a death in a fire — but a police spokesman says the fire seems to have been caused by an electrical problem.


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