December 8, 2023

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The fire in Old Montreal last March was a crime

The fire in Old Montreal last March was a crime

An investigation by the Montreal Police Department into the fire that broke out last March at a building in Old Montreal was criminal.

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That means the arsonists could be charged with murder if caught.

The SPVM should provide an update later this afternoon on the fire in Old Montreal.

Recall that on March 16, seven people died in a building fire at the Place de Eu.

It also had several non-compliant Airbnb-type accommodations.

Since the purchase in 2009, the owner has received multiple violation notices from the Montreal Fire Department.

Violations cited in the building include non-compliant fire alarms, fire separation and rooms without windows.

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