No injuries reported after 5-alarm fire breaks out in downtown Montreal

The residence on Stanley Street below Doctor Penfield Avenue sustained heavy damage but no one was hurt.

Residential building on Stanley St. below Doctor Penfield Ave. sustained heavy damage

Firefighters worked to control the fire which broke out Saturday morning. (Radio-Canada)

Montreal firefighters worked to control a five-alarm fire on Stanley Street below Doctor Penfield Avenue after flames broke out on the fourth floor of a residential building on Saturday morning.

They say no one was injured and that the 20 people who had to leave their homes were taken in by the Red Cross.

The fire was likely caused by an electrical issue and officials do not suspect any criminal activity.

In total, five apartments are severely damaged in the $100,000-range.

The area around Doctor Penfield and Stanley was reopened to traffic around 4 p.m. It was blocked off for several hours.

Police were asking people to avoid the area around Stanley Street and Doctor Penfield Avenue. (Radio-Canada)

With files from Jaela Bernstien and Arian Zarrinkoub