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Fire in Longueuil injures three firefighters

A fire in Longueuil has caused injuries to three firefighters. One firefighter has broken his foot, another has hurt his shoulder and one other firefighter has been treated for excessive heat, Friday, October 7, 2016.
A fire in Longueuil has caused injuries to three firefighters. One firefighter has broken his foot, another has hurt his shoulder and one other firefighter has been treated for excessive heat, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Sylvain Trudeau / Global News

Three firefighters were injured as they battled a blaze on Fabre street in Longueuil Friday afternoon.

According to Jean-Guy Ranger, department division chief with the Longueuil fire department, one firefighter broke his foot while another firefighter hurt his shoulder.

The third firefighter was treated for excessive heat.

The fire began on the balcony of a home and spread to the roof and outside walls.

Ranger said, three people from the home were evacuated.

“It’s too soon to say exactly what happened,” Ranger said. “It could be [from] someone smoking outside.”

Approximately 50 firefighters were at the scene of the fire.

“For the moment, we’re trying to make sure the fire is completely extinguished,” Ranger said.

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