Montreal

Fire in St-Leonard destroys two homes

A residential fire in the St-Léonard borough gutted two homes and left one person with first-degree burns on Sunday afternoon.
It took 100 firefighters to control the flames that started in the basement and spread to the top floors. (Radio-Canada)

A residential fire in the St-Leonard borough gutted two homes and left one person with first-degree burns on Sunday afternoon.

The fire started around 4 p.m. in the basement of a semi-detached house on de Nouë Street, near the intersection of Jean-Talon Street E. and Assomption Boulevard. It quickly spread to the first and second floors of the house, and to the second floor of the neighbouring unit.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, said Robby Lagacé, operations chief of the Montreal fire department.

About 100 firefighters and 35 vehicles were dispatched, and the flames were tamed in one hour and a half.

Ten people had to be relocated, but they are covered by insurance, Lagacé said. The injured resident was treated on the scene.

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