March 1, 2024

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Suspicious fire at a business in Rivière-des-Prairies

Suspicious fire at a business in Rivière-des-Prairies

Montreal police are investigating a suspicious fire that again targeted a business in the Rivière-des-Prairies sector overnight Sunday into Monday, after the first attempt the previous day.

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The Service de police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM) was called around 11:30 p.m. to a report of a fire at a business near Henri-Bourassa Est and Rivière-des-Prairies boulevards.

When police arrived at the scene, firefighters from the Montreal Fire Department (CIM) were already working to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading.

During their intervention, SIM firefighters found traces of accelerant at the scene and handed over the investigation to the SPVM arson unit.

Damage to the building was minor and no one was injured, said SPVM spokesman Julien Levesque, who did not announce any arrests on file at this time.

A security perimeter has been set up to protect the scene pending the arrival of investigators who will determine the circumstances surrounding the incident, it added.

This is the second time the same business has been hit by a suspicious fire in the past 24 hours, with incendiary material breaking the building’s windows around the same time the day before.

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