Montreal police are investigating after a woman in her late teens was killed in a fire in the city’s Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough.
The fire department responded to the blaze at a mixed residential building at the corner of Rosemont Boulevard and St-Vallier Street around 4 a.m. Tuesday.
Police say the victim, who was 17 or 18, was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Four other people were injured in the fire and are being treated in the hospital for smoke inhalation.
One family was taken in by the Red Cross, according to the Montreal fire department.
Police say the cause of the fire is unknown and the investigation was transferred to the force’s arson squad. About 65 firefighters were at the scene.
Investigators are tasked with determining the circumstances surrounding the fatal blaze.
— With files from the Canadian Press