February 13, 2018 6:23 am

Arson squad investigates after pickup torched in Cartierville

The arson squad was called in to investigate after a vehicle was torched early Tuesday morning. Feb. 13, 2018.

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The  arson squad is investigating after a pickup truck was torched in Montreal’s Ahuntisc-Cartierville borough.

Montreal police spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils said it happened at around 2 a.m. Tuesday on Charles-Gill Street near Poutraincourt Avenue.

“The fire was quickly controlled but the vehicle is a total loss,” Chèvrefils said.

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There are no suspects or witnesses in the case.

Chèvrefils said the file was transferred to the arson squad after traces of accelerant were discovered near the pickup.

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The vehicle is being towed to a lab for analysis.

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