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NDG restaurant destroyed by fire, arson squad investigating

A fire destroyed Restaurant Onyx early Thursday morning. Montreal police are investigating the suspicious blaze. 04 October 2018.
A fire destroyed Restaurant Onyx early Thursday morning. Montreal police are investigating the suspicious blaze. 04 October 2018. TVA

An early morning fire ravaged a restaurant on Saint-Jacques Street Thursday and firefighters say they found enough evidence to call in the Montreal police arson squad.

It started around 1:30 a.m. in Restaurant Onyx, located in Montreal’s Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough.

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Montreal police spokesperson Const. Manuel Couture said they were notified by firefighters around 1:45 a.m. that the fire appeared suspicious.

The blaze was extinguished after about an hour, but the restaurant was a total loss.

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Apartments in the three-storey building were evacuated and police said there were no injuries.

Police have no suspects or witnesses. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

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