Montreal North fire leaves 1 woman dead

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Woman killed in Montreal-North fire
WATCH: A 57-year-old woman is dead after a fire in an apartment building in Montreal North Friday evening – Dec 31, 2016

A 57-year-old woman is dead after a fire in a residential building in Montreal North Friday evening.

The fire broke out at around 9:30 p.m. in the fifth-floor unit of an apartment building located on Henri-Bourassa Boulevard East, near Langelier Boulevard.

Firefighters quickly brought the blaze under control and damage was limited to the one unit.

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It was only after the fire was contained that crews discovered the body of the victim.

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She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Montreal police spokesperson Danny Lacoursière said investigators believe the fire could be smoking-related.

The investigation is ongoing.

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