Second person dies following NDG fire

Another person has died in the wake of a fire in NDG.

An 18-year old woman has died following an overnight fire at a 3-storey building on St Jacques near Old Orchard.

A 22-year old man was also killed.

Two other people are said to have suffered minor burns.

The fire department says the fire started on the second floor and quickly ravaged the structure.

Someone on that floor called 911 around 4 AM Friday morning.

"We were all awake watching a movie, we saw smoke coming through the floor and evacuated the building. Our main concern is with a friend of ours who took long to get out of the building,” one tenant told CJAD.

At least 40 people were forced out of their apartments and eight families are receiving aid from the Red Cross and Sun Youth.

Montreal’s arson squad is investigating to determine the cause.

About 100 firefighters were on site and declared the blaze under control at around 7 AM.

 

Photo credit: CTV News

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