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Arson suspected in overnight Villeray fire

Firefighters respond to a suspicious blaze in Villeray, Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Yannick Gadbois/Global News

MONTREAL – The Montreal police arson squad is investigating after a fire at a bar on Jean Talon Street in the Villeray district.

Police were called to the Empire Café around 1:40 a.m. Wednesday.

“From the first information that we have, it seems like an incendiary object was thrown inside the establishment,” said Manuel Couture with Montreal police.

A molotov cocktail was thrown through the front window of the Empire Café in Villeray, Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Yannick Gadbois/Global News

Firefighters quickly brought the blaze under control.

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The damage is minor and there were no reported injuries.

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