Thursday, April 30, 2009

Five-Alarm Fire Forces Evacuation of Complexe Desjardins downtown

Smoke from a fire at Complexe Desjardins downtown is belched into the sky on Wednesday. Photograph by: Zdenk Jagric, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

André Audy said he was face to face with a huge ball of fire that erupted yesterday from the ventilation duct in the medical clinic he manages.

"We saw smoke pouring in, and we started to evacuate people. I was the last one in the clinic, when I saw a huge explosion," said Audy, president of the Millenia groupe santé du centre ville, which operates on the fourth floor of the Complexe Desjardins. "It was a fireball of about five to six feet in diameter."

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