Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Firefighters Battling Plateau Blaze

Firefighters battle a blaze on St. André st. just north of Roy st. east Tuesday, August 18, 2009 in Montreal. Photograph by: John Kenney, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL -- Police have taken a 50-year-old man into custody Wednesday in connection with a violent blaze last night in the Plateau Mont Royal borough.

The man could be an "important witness or a suspect" in the fire, Montreal police Constable Anie Lemieux said.

Witnesses told police they saw the man hanging around the neighbourhood around the time of the fire, Lemieux said.

The five-alarm fire on St. André St., just north of Roy St. east, was called in just before 9 p.m.

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Update: Fire forces 100 residents from their homes -- CBC

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