Firefighters from the Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil and Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover fire departments fought a fire that completely destroyed one residence, in addition to damaging a second late Sunday evening. Around forty firefighters were called to control a major fire late Sunday evening, around 10 p.m. The fire completely destroyed a house located at 740 rue Audet in Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, in addition to causing damage to the neighboring residence.
When the first firefighters arrived, the fire was devastating the single-family home. The roof was completely engulfed in flames, and the fire threatened to spread to a neighboring residence. Despite the firefighters’ efforts to control the fire, it had already taken over the house. Fortunately, the two occupants were awakened in time and were able to evacuate the burning house.
The speed of execution of the fire director and the firefighters made it possible to avoid the loss of a second residence, according to a witness met on site.
The flames threatened the neighboring residence and required rapid intervention by firefighters to prevent the fire from spreading, according to a neighbor. “It was fortunate that the firefighters quickly directed their hoses towards the neighboring house and watered it using the hose from the ladder truck,” explains a neighbor who witnessed the fire. The fire appears to have started at the rear of the house, in the annex shed, and the sound of an explosion attracted the attention of the witness. In no time, the roof became an inferno, but firefighters managed to prevent the neighboring house from also being engulfed in flames.
The fire left six victims, confirms Frédérick Marcotte, director of the Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil Fire Department, met on site by Vingt55. “The two occupants of the house were temporarily taken care of by the SICUQ, while the Red Cross will take over,” specifies Frédéric Marcotte. The residence where the fire started is a total loss, the two occupants were not injured, confirms the director of the Fire Department who specifies that they will be relocated by the Red Cross. Just like the occupants of the neighboring house, 2 adults and 4 children, who were evacuated while the damage caused to their home was assessed and a company specializing in claims was called.
Suspicious fire, the scene was handed over to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).
The causes of the disaster remain to be determined by the investigation and cause service. Currently, due to the nature of the fire, the scene has been handed over to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) and is considered suspicious. Investigators will have to precisely determine the nature and cause of the disaster, currently considered suspicious, confirm the authorities, who have already started the neighborhood investigation to collect information to determine the origin of the disaster and advance the investigation. investigation by the Sûreté du Québec (SQ)