Fire destroys Naples Pizza in Gatineau, Que.
People living in apartments directly above pizzeria displaced from their homes, fire department says
A fire destroyed Naples Pizza in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday night and has displaced the people living above the pizzeria from their homes.
Firefighters were called to 70 Montcalm Street, a two-storey commercial and residential building between Boulevard des Allumettières and Boulevard Alexandre-Taché, just after 11 p.m. Tuesday.
It took firefighters eight hours to bring the flames under control.
About 35 people in neighbouring buildings were asked to leave their homes temporarily as a precaution, according to the Gatineau fire department.
They were being helped Tuesday night by the Red Cross and will be gradually allowed back into their homes, Gatineau police said.
The pizzeria itself was destroyed, and the people living in the second-floor apartments directly above the pizzeria have been displaced from their homes.
The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined and damage estimate was estimated at about $473,000, according to the fire department.
There were no reports of injuries.
Montcalm Street had been closed Wednesday to traffic between Sainte-Bernadette and Wellington streets to allow investigators safe access to the site, police said.
As of 4:20 p.m. ET the street had reopened.
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