November 16, 2016 9:42 am
Updated: November 16, 2016 10:38 am

2 homes destroyed as fire tears through residential building in Saint-Michel

WATCH ABOVE: A morning fire in a three-storey residential building in Montreal's Villeray-Saint-Michel-Park-Extension borough Wednesday has left at least six people homeless.

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A morning fire in a three-storey residential building in Montreal’s Villeray-Saint-Michel-Park-Extension borough has left at least six people homeless.

Firefighters were called to battle the blaze on Deville Street at 5 .a.m Wednesday.

It took more than 40 firefighters close to one hour to bring the fire under control.

Yvon Daunais, spokesperson for the Montreal fire department told Global News the fire seems to have started in the kitchen of a third-floor apartment.

“The fire then spread to a neighbouring unit and the roof,” Daunais said.

Damage to the building is estimated at $150,000.

The two units on the top floor of the building were destroyed.

The Red Cross is offering assistance to help relocate the affected people. Other residents will be allowed to return to their homes.

No one was injured in the blaze.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation but Daunais said it appeared accidental.

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