Three people were injured in an explosion and fire in a residential building Monday afternoon on Montreal’s south coast.

The Longueuil fire department says two children and a man in his 50s were taken to hospital. Authorities were notified around 3:30 p.m.

The cause of the incident at the residence in Briggs Street is not yet known and it is according to officials still too early to determine.

The fire department says the situation was under control by 5:30 p.m., and that 35 firefighters were called to the scene.

Police in Longueuil say firefighters are handling the case for now.

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