Margaret Trudeau ‘doing fine’ after apartment fire, prime minister says

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The Prime Minister’s mother, Margaret Trudeau, is reportedly in hospital after a fire in a downtown apartment. Global’s Brayden Jagger Haines was on the scene – Apr 28, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his mother is “doing fine” following a small fire in a downtown Montreal apartment.

The fire reportedly first broke out on the terrace of a fifth-floor apartment in the building, located on Doctor Penfield and Atwater avenues, early Tuesday morning.

“I spoke with my mom, and thankfully she’s doing fine,” Trudeau wrote on Twitter. “Thanks to everyone who reached out and sent us well wishes.

“I’d also like to thank the first responders for their incredible work, and I’m keeping the other families affected by this fire in my thoughts today.”

A source told Global News that Margaret Trudeau had “sustained minor injuries that are not life-threatening” and will “make a full recovery.”

Three families were forced from the building following the blaze, which required 70 firefighters to get under control. Damage was limited, however, to the apartment where the fire began.

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It is not yet known what caused the fire.

— With files from Global News’ Kalina Laframboise and the Canadian Press

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