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Man dies following apartment fire in Montreal North

One man is in critical condition following a fire in Montreal North. Feb. 1, 2021. TVA

A man has died following a fire in an apartment in the Montreal North borough late Monday night.

Montreal police say the 67-year-old man was found unconscious and taken to hospital in critical condition but that he died from his injuries Tuesday morning.

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The fire broke out around 9:20 p.m. in a second-floor apartment above a commercial unit on Perras Street between Georges-Pichet and Lamoureux avenues.

No other injuries were reported.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire but police believe it was likely accidental.

With files from Global News’ Kalina Laframboise

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