A suspicious fire forces the evacuation of six families in the Saint-Léonard borough

A fire of suspicious origin considerably damaged a building in the district of Saint-Léonard, on the night of Friday to Saturday.

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At around 3:30 am, the blaze took root in the “Chez Zino” store, located on the first floor of 5864, rue Jean-Talon Est.

The fire spread to the apartments on the upper floors, forcing the evacuation of six families.

No one was hurt.

The origin of the fire remains unknown, however the investigation was transferred to the arson section of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), confirmed spokesperson Véronique Comtois.

The scene has been protected for investigators who will have to determine the causes and circumstances of the event.

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