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Major fire engulfs building in Old Montreal, 12 injured


A fire broke out in a building near the Pointe-à-Callière museum in Old Montreal Thursday morning.

More than 100 firefighters at scene of Old Montreal fire, 6 people in hospital

a building engulfed in flames and smoke with firefighters
A fire broke out in a three-storey building in Old Montreal Thursday morning. (Simon-Marc Charron/Radio-Canada)

Firefighters are working to put out the flames of a five-alarm fire in Old Montreal.

The fire started around 5:45 a.m. Thursday morning in a building at the intersection of Place d’Youville and Saint-Nicolas Street, right behind the Pointe-à-Callière museum.

Residents have been evacuated and ambulances are on-site to treat those with injuries. Urgences-santé said 12 people were treated for injuries, 10 of whom were taken to hospital. Ambulances are on-site.

On Twitter, Mayor Valérie Plante urged people to avoid the area if possible. 

“Thank you to the teams present working to ensure safety,” she said.

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