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Arson suspected in Saint-Alexandre fire

Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a home outside Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu early Tuesday morning.
Fire crews were called to a home in Saint-Alexandre around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. (Radio-Canada)

Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a home outside Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu early Tuesday morning.

Fire crews were called to the house in Saint-Alexandre around 3:30 a.m. and arrived to find the building engulfed in flames.

As many as three people may have been inside at the time.

Fire authorities say the flames spread in such a way that accelerant may have been used.

Local police reportedly received a call two days ago from a woman in the home who threatened to burn it down.

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