January 6, 2019 12:28 pm

Montreal police investigating after snow removal trucks torched in Saint-Leonard

File photo of a Montreal police cruiser. The arson squad is investigating after three snow removal trucks were torched in Saint-Leonard. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019.

Benjamin Shingler/The Canadian Press

The arson squad is investigating after a suspicious fire in the parking lot of Avco Inc., a construction and snow removal company on Creusot St. in the Montreal borough of Saint-Leonard.

Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture said a 911 call came in at about 10 p.m. on Saturday, reporting three snow removal trucks were on fire.

“Firefighters quickly brought the blaze under control,” Couture said.

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Police said no one was injured, but damage to the three vehicles was “considerable.”

Couture said the file was transferred to the arson squad after witnesses reported seeing a man fleeing the scene shortly before the fire broke out.

The vehicles have been towed in for forensic analysis.

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Couture said investigators are hoping to meet with the owner of the company on Sunday.

The investigation is ongoing.

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