Fire in Sainte-Foy: More than sixty firefighters were mobilized

Some tenants find themselves homeless after a fire broke out in an apartment building in Sainte-Foy early Sunday morning, forcing the deployment of more than sixty firefighters.

The Quebec City Fire Protection Service (SPCIQ) intervened at 749, avenue du Château, shortly before 5:30 a.m. Several calls then reported a fire breaking out on a balcony on the top floor, while the building’s fire alarm sounded.

Arrived on the spot first, the officers of the Quebec City Police Service (SPVQ) first proceeded to evacuate the building, before the intervention of the firefighters.

Quickly, the flames spread in the attic of the building, forcing a succession of alarms up to the 4th. At the height of the fire, 65 firefighters lent a hand to fight the fire.

Less than an hour later, around 6:20 a.m., the bulk of the flames were extinguished. The situation was completely under control shortly before 7:30 a.m.

The Fire Department went to the scene to analyze the scene and better understand the circumstances of the event. For the moment, no hypothesis is prioritized.

All tenants were able to get out quickly and no one was injured. But several of them were looked after by the Red Cross and temporarily accommodated in RTC buses, unable to return to their accommodation.

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