April 17, 2024

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[PHOTOS] Quebec: Suspicious tannery fire in Val-Belaire

[PHOTOS] Quebec: Suspicious tannery fire in Val-Belaire

The Quebec City Police Department (SPVQ) is investigating a wildfire that targeted a commercial building in Val-Bélair, in the borough of La Haute-Saint-Charles, between Monday and Tuesday night.

Photo by Guy Martel/QMI Agency

Calls to 911 told authorities the fire broke out around 2 a.m. in the back of a building that houses a tanning salon on Pie-XI Boulevard near Avenue de la Montagne Est.

Photo by Guy Martel/QMI Agency

When police arrived at the scene, firefighters from the Quebec Fire Protection Service (SPCIQ) had already brought the situation under control, but investigators noted the suspicious nature of the fire at the site.

Photo by Guy Martel/QMI Agency

A few hours later, the SPVQ confirmed the criminal and intentional nature of the fire.

“The fire commissioner was called to the spot. “An investigation is underway to shed light on the circumstances of the fire,” said William Robitaille, a spokesman for the police force.

Photo by Guy Martel/QMI Agency

Although the fire did not spread to other businesses, the damage to the building was still significant. Note, however, that no injuries were sustained in this event.

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