Montreal

1 person seriously injured in Mirabel seniors residence fire

The fire is believed to have started at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in a unit on the third floor of the large complex on Brault Street.

A neighbouring unit was also damaged and the building was evacuated

The fire started in a unit on the third floor of the Mirabel residence and may have damaged a neighbouring apartment. One person was seriously injured. (Radio-Canada)

One person was seriously injured in a seniors' residence overnight in Mirabel. 

The fire is believed to have started at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in a unit on the third floor of the large complex on Brault Street.

A neighbouring unit was also damaged and the building was evacuated. 

It's unclear what caused the fire. The Red Cross is helping evacuees until they are allowed back inside their homes. 

Residents who spoke to Radio-Canada described heavy smoke in the hallway blocking them from being able to immediately leave.

One woman said the smoke was so thick she had to wait on the balcony for firefighters to arrive.

With files from Radio-Canada