Heavy damages in suspected arson in Montreal North fire on Friday

Arson is suspected in early morning fire in Montreal North. Friday, September 17, 2021.

Montreal police are investigating a suspicious fire that broke out overnight Friday in a mixed residential and commercial building in Montreal North.

At around 2 a.m. Friday firefighters responded to a 911 call on Léger Boulevard near Brunet Avenue in the north end borough.

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A preliminary investigation suggests an accelerant was used in the blaze, according to police.

A suspect was seen fleeing the scene shortly after the fire started, said police.

The building was evacuated and sustained heavy damages. There were no reported injuries.

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