Fifty firefighters intervened in a major fire that broke out in a residential building in Charlesburg at around 6pm on Saturday.
Several emergency calls were made by residents who evacuated the 12-unit building located at 52.e East Street after noticing smoke coming from the basement.
Upon their arrival, firefighters from the Quebec City Fire Brigade (SPCIQ) noticed a fire in the storage room. Then the fire spread to the upper part of Malamalavena.
“We are talking about major damage to housing. […] The fire broke out on the ground floor, ”explained SPCIQ spokesman Bill Noonan.
At 7.20pm, the Chief Minister declared that there was no probability.
Ventilation was then carried out to remove the smoke.
Although the building was separated by a fire wall in the middle, all of the residents, 36, were taken away by the Red Cross one night. Before renovating missing homes, the main entrance should be repaired by a primary electrician.
Photo by QMI Agency, Eric Bellefler
Buses were called from Réseau de transport de la Capitale to welcome the evacuees.
No injuries were reported during the incident.
The fire department is investigating to find the cause and circumstances of the fire that required a third alarm.
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