Major fire in Hochelaga under police investigation

François Coulombe-Giguère/NRJ

The police arson squad will investigate a fire which broke out overnight in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district, on St.Catherine and Pie-IX.

An old residential-commercial building on Ste Catherine near Pie Neuf caught fire last night, leaving ten people homeless. There were no injuries.

As many as 250 firefighters were involved in all. Because of the cold, they were rotated in groups to deal with the blaze.

Police do not currently suspect any criminal involvement.

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  1. leontine posted on 01/04/2014 11:04 AM
    hey im a tenant at 634 pie ix last night when the fire broke out we left with our dogs to a friends up the street cause it was too cold .. do u know what were supposed to do now that we are left homeless? i also payed every dime i had 850 to rent 2 days ago and now we lost our home..... who knows what were supposed to do?
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