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Woman, 84, dies after Rivière-des-Prairies fire

Montreal police were called after an unconscious woman was discovered in the residence.
Montreal police were called after an unconscious woman was discovered in the residence. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press, File

An 84-year-old woman has died after a fire broke out Monday in a residence in Rivière-des-Prairies.

The Montreal fire department entered the home on Sylvain Garneau Street shortly after noon to find the woman unconscious.

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Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture said firefighters attempted to resuscitate her before she was taken to hospital.

The woman’s death was confirmed at the hospital. An autopsy has been ordered into her death.

The investigation has been transferred to the police department’s arson squad.

The cause of the fire remains unknown, according to Couture.

 

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