Pierrefonds fire forces 8 families from their homes

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Eight families have been displaced from their home after an early morning fire in the West Island. Global’s Brayden Jagger Haines reports from Pierrefonds. – Sep 27, 2021

Eight families have been displaced from their homes after an early morning fire broke out in Montreal’s Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough.

At around 6 a.m. Monday, a fire started in the basement of a residential building on Pierrefonds Boulevard.

The flames of the two-alarm blaze managed to climb to the roof where it was later extinguished, according to the Montreal fire department.

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It took a team of 70 firefighters to put out the fire over the course of two hours.

Fire department spokesperson Marie-Ève Beausoleil says no one was injured.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, she added, but the building was evacuated due to possible structural issues.

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Families forced to leave their homes have been taken in by the Red Cross.

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