A 12-unit building ravaged by flames in Charlesbourg

A 12-unit building ravaged by flames in Charlesbourg
A 12-unit building ravaged by flames in Charlesbourg

911 received several calls around 12:20 a.m. reporting flames in the building and some witnesses reportedly heard an explosion.

When they arrived, the firefighters found that the flames had taken over the rear galleries, the roof and certain dwellings. The 25 residents of the building were evacuated while firefighters put out the fire.

Reinforcements were requested twice by the firefighters, and “several openings to the structure were necessary in order to complete the extinction,” indicates Alexandre Lajoie, spokesperson for the Quebec Fire Protection Service (SPCIQ).

The residents of the building were taken care of by the Red Cross, since no accommodation could be returned to due to the damage. However, no one was injured.

In total, around 50 firefighters were needed to bring the flames under control. The fire was declared under control around 1:45 a.m. and firefighters left the scene around 3 a.m.

The fire station was also on the scene to determine the origin and cause of the fire, as well as what could have produced the explosion heard by some citizens.

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