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Longueuil blaze sends five to hospital

By The Canadian Press   

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May 13, 2016, Longueuil, Que. - Five people, including three children, were taken to hospital following a massive apartment building fire early Friday in Longueuil, Que.

Officials say they required treatment for smoke inhalation and shock after the blaze destroyed most of the three-storey building.

Firefighters in the community just south of Montreal were called to the blaze at around 2 a.m.

They arrived to find that a back wall had collapsed and severed a gas line, which fuelled the flames even further, trapping about 20 residents inside. Firefighters used ladders to rescue them from their balconies.

A Canadian Red Cross team was at the scene to tend to about 40 displaced residents.


There was no immediate word on what caused the fire.

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