Man dies in Anjou fire
Concierge tried to carry man to safety
An 83-year-old man is dead after a fire broke out his Anjou apartment early Friday morning.
The fire started in a second-floor apartment at 7090 Beaubien Street just before 4:20 a.m., according to the Montreal fire department.
"She did what she could do, but the man was over 200 lbs," he said. "She tried, she tried, she tried, but no success."
The man died of smoke inhalation, Laporte said.
The rest of the six-storey building was evacuated and three people were taken to hospital for observation.
The concierge was treated for smoke inhalation.
The fire was out by shortly after 5 a.m. and residents were allowed to return to their homes.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.