Arson squad investigating after fire at Montreal motel

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The arson squad is investigating a fire at a motel on Lajeunesse Street in Montreal’s Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough on Monday morning.

Montreal police spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant said officers reviewed surveillance video footage that showed an individual lighting the building on fire, shortly after 7 a.m.

While firefighters were able to quickly control the two-alarm blaze located near the intersection of Lajeunesse and Sauriol streets, Brabant said damage to the building was “considerable.”

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There were no reports of injuries.

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A perimetre was set up on Lajeunesse Street to allow for the investigation.

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