Montreal

Arson suspected in Jean Talon fire

Damage to the building was minimal, but traces of accelerant were found.
Damage to the building was minimal, but the fire is being considered suspicious. (Radio-Canada)

Montreal police are investigating a suspected arson at a restaurant on Jean Talon Street.

Const. Raphael Bergeron said emergency crews were called to the scene, near 18th Avenue, at around 2 a.m. Friday.

Traces of accelerant were found inside the restaurant, he said.

Damage to the building was minimal, but apartments above the restaurant had to be evacuated for a short time.

Bergeron said there are no suspects.

"We’re going to have to speak with the owner of the premises to see if he’s had any threats over the last couple of days or months."

Police are still investigating.

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