4-alarm fire damages Brossard hotel on Taschereau Boul.

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WATCH ABOVE: Flames broke out on the second floor of Brossard's Econo Lodge Tuesday morning. Twenty-five guests and staff escaped to safety – Mar 21, 2018

A fire broke out at the Econo Lodge hotel on Taschereau Boulevard around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Flames destroyed the roof of the building before firefighters could control the fire.

Twenty-five hotel guests and staff were able to escape prior to emergency services’ arrival.

“We have a fireman that is being checked by the medic right now,” said Jean-Guy Ranger, spokesperson for the Longueuil fire department.

The Association des Pompiers Auxiliaires de la Montérégie  was on scene with a bus to provide support to the victims.

READ MORE: Smoke detector saves elderly couple from Brossard fire

Taschereau southbound was closed to traffic during rush hour.

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