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Police investigating after fire at low-rise apartment building leaves residents displaced

Tenants of a low-rise apartment building in Gatineau have been displaced after a Friday evening fire.

Fire started in a shed behind triplex before spreading to neighbouring structures

Gatineau police received a call for a fire at 395 Du Vigneau Road shortly before 7 p.m. (Radio-Canada)

Tenants of a low-rise apartment building in Gatineau, Que., have been displaced after a fire broke out Friday evening.

Gatineau police received a call for a fire at 395 Du Vigneau Rd. shortly before 7 p.m. 

It's believed the fire broke out in the shed behind the building before spreading to the triplex. 

The fire also caused damage to a neighbouring hair salon, located on Saint-René West Boulevard. 

Police said the building is at risk of collapse, and Gatineau Fire Safety Service said the apartment building is no longer habitable. 

A bus from the Société de transport de l'Outaouais was sent on site to transport the evacuees.

Sections of Saint-René West Boulevard and Du Vigneau Road were closed Friday evening.

Gatineau police are investigating.

With files from Radio-Canada

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