A fire puts six families on the street in Limoilou

A fire forced the evacuation of a six-unit building in the Limoilou district of Quebec on Tuesday evening.

The fire broke out around 10 p.m. in the rear drum of a residential building located on 2nd Avenue, near 7th Street.

The rapid intervention of teams from the Quebec City Fire Protection Service (SPCIQ) brought the flames from the roof of the building under control.

A third was necessary to mobilize about fifty firefighters, which made it possible to control the situation around 1 a.m., when Hydro0Québec had to carry out load shedding remotely.

No one was injured among the occupants of the six dwellings, which were all evacuated, while the Red Cross was called in to take care of some of the victims.

An RTC bus was also mobilized to receive the victims, said officer Alexandre Lajoie of the SPCIQ, specifying that the six dwellings cannot be reinstated for the moment.

The firefighters discovered during their intervention that several smoke alarms were missing in the apartments.


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