Montreal

Man dies in hospital after fire breaks out at Plateau duplex

Firefighters were dispatched to a residential two-storey building on the corner of Henri-Julien Avenue and Roy Street at 4:45 a.m Saturday.

About 100 firefighters responded to the fire, at a building on the corner of Henri-Julien and Roy

Firefighters were dispatched to a residential two-storey building on the corner of Henri-Julien Avenue and Roy Street early Saturday. (Conrad Fournier/Radio-Canada)

A man in his 70s has died after a fire broke out at a residential building in the Plateau Saturday morning.

Firefighters were dispatched to the two-storey duplex, on the corner of Henri-Julien Avenue and Roy Street, at 4:45 a.m.

Urgences-Santé said the man was in cardiac arrest when he was taken to hospital. Police confirmed his death Saturday evening.

About 100 firefighters were at the scene of the four-alarm fire. The cause has not yet been determined.

Montreal police's arson squad is investigating.

No one else was hurt. The building was heavily damaged.

With files from The Canadian Press