Montreal

Woman dies after being found in burned out garage

Firefighters were called to a home on Bourbonnière Avenue in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve early Thursday and discovered the body in the garage.

Firefighters made the discovery after being called to home on Bourbonnière Avenue in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

The woman's body was found in a garage at a home on Bourbonnière Avenue in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve early Thursday. (Verity Stevenson/CBC)

Montreal police are investigating after a woman's body was discovered in a burning garage Thursday morning.

Police say around 6:15 a.m., firefighters were called to an address on Bourbonnière Avenue near Adam Street in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

They discovered the woman in the garage, which is behind the home, said Const. Raphaël Bergeron.

The garage is in an alleyway that runs parallel to Bourbonnière Avenue. (Simon Nakonechny/CBC)

Efforts to revive her failed and she was declared dead at the scene.

The woman, who Bergeron estimated was around 25 to 30 years old, has not been identified.

Bergeron said it wasn't a major fire, but there appears to have been a lot of smoke.

The cause and circumstances of the fire are still unknown.

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