Montreal

Fire ravages 9-unit apartment building in Montreal's east end

The residents of nine apartments were forced from their homes early Tuesday morning after a fire gutted a building in Montreal's east end.

Not all apartments in building on Dorchester St. at Broadway Ave. in Tétreaultville were insured

About 40 firefighters attended to the fire in Montreal's east end early Tuesday morning. (Simon-Marc Charron/Radio-Canada)

The residents of nine apartments were forced from their homes early Tuesday morning after a fire gutted a building in Montreal's east end.

A man looks through the rubble left behind after a fire at an east end apartment building. The flames were so strong they were coming out the back door. (Kate McKenna/CBC)

The fire started around 2 a.m. ET in the basement of a building on Dorchester Street between Broadway and Laurendeau avenues.

Firefighters arrived on the scene to find flames coming out the back door.

They extinguished the fire within an hour.

Ten people were safely taken out of the building and were cared for by the Red Cross.

Only four of the nine smoke detectors inside the building worked.

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