November 2, 2017 9:33 am
Updated: November 2, 2017 9:43 am

NDG sauna fire forces evacuation of 2 apartment buildings

WATCH ABOVE: An overnight fire in NDG forced the evacuation of two apartment buildings on Cavendish Street. Nobody was injured, residents were allowed back home two hours later.

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Montreal firefighters were called to a fire on Notre-Dame-de-Grâce’s Cavendish Street near Heywood around 1:50 a.m. Thursday morning.

The fire was sparked when sauna equipment in a basement that joined two apartment towers malfunctioned. The fire was quickly put out.

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The two apartment buildings were evacuated as smoke filled both buildings.

“The fire was put out fairly quickly, however it took a while to clear all the smoke,” said Montreal fire department spokesperson Michel Girard.

“Damages are in the $10,000 to $15,000 range.”

Nobody was injured in the fire and residents were allowed back in their homes after the smoke was cleared by 4 a.m.

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