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1 dead, 2 critical after apartment fire in eastend Montreal – Montreal

1 dead, 2 critical after apartment fire in eastend Montreal - Montreal
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Montreal police are investigating a fatal apartment fire in the city’s eastend neighbourhood of Pointe-Aux-Trembles.

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Officials said the flames broke out just after 4:30 a.m. Friday in a low-income apartment complex off St-Jean-Baptiste Boulevard.

More than 70 firefighters were deployed to fight the two-alarm blaze.

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Crews managed to contain the fire to one apartment on the second floor where three people were found.

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One, of the victims, a 58-year-old man, died of his injuries, while two other men were rushed to hospital in critical condition.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

 

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