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Canada: Famous district of Montreal set ablaze

Canada, Montreal
September 21, 2014 at 16:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Cours Le Royer, a famous building in the Montreal tourist district, was ablaze Saturday afternoon, causing a cloud of smoke that could be seen from over 10 kilometres (six miles) away. The fire broke out at the corner of of St-Paul Street and St-Laurent Street, a famous district of the city that housed the first hospital.

A huge safety perimeter was set-up in the historical district all the afternoon to avoid further damage. Dozens of fire-fighters were at the scene, battling the fire into the evening.

The blaze is believed to have started around 15.00 local time (19.00 GMT) during a barbecue on a patio and then spread to the entire roof. The fire has hospitalised four fire-fighters and one policeman due to smoke inhalation.

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Cours Le Royer, a famous building in the Montreal tourist district, was ablaze Saturday afternoon, causing a cloud of smoke that could be seen from over 10 kilometres (six miles) away. The fire broke out at the corner of of St-Paul Street and St-Laurent Street, a famous district of the city that housed the first hospital.

A huge safety perimeter was set-up in the historical district all the afternoon to avoid further damage. Dozens of fire-fighters were at the scene, battling the fire into the evening.

The blaze is believed to have started around 15.00 local time (19.00 GMT) during a barbecue on a patio and then spread to the entire roof. The fire has hospitalised four fire-fighters and one policeman due to smoke inhalation.

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