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Montreal firefighters battle pair of blazes

Aug. 4, 2017, Montreal - A pair of fires in west-end Montreal kept firefighters busy Thursday night and Friday morning.

August 4, 2017
By The Canadian Press

The first incident occurred around midnight in the city’s Snowdon district and saw damage sustained by a fruit store and an apartment building under renovation located at the corner of Décarie Blvd. and Queen Mary Rd. One person had to be evacuated from the building and one firefighter suffered heat exhaustion during the operation.

The cause of that fire has yet to be determined.

At 2:30 a.m. about 90 firefighters were called in to battle a blaze that broke out behind a warehouse owned by a transport company in the borough of Lachine. The site was evacuated of employees, but no injuries were reported.

As of 6:30 a.m. Friday, Notre Dame St., which was closed between St. Pierre Ave. and Angrignon Blvd. because of the firefighting operation, was re-opened to traffic.

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