September 2, 2014 2:28 pm

R.D.P. fire forces dozens from their homes

RIVIERE-DES-PRAIRIES – Around 25 people were forced from their homes late Monday night after a fire broke out in Montreal’s east end.

The call came in to firefighters around 10:55 p.m. in an apartment building on Adrien-Hébert street in Rivière des Prairies.

The fire is believed to have started on the building’s second floor.

Firefighters cut the building’s electricity and water supply in order to contain the blaze.

Two residents had to be rescued from a balcony with a ladder truck.

One resident was taken to hospital with breathing problems.

A firefighter was also treated for heat exhaustion.

Investigators are working to determine the cause.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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