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.
More to come
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