General alarm fire destroys home, displaces dozens

A major fire completely destroyed a two-story residential building in Verdun Sunday evening.

Officials with Montreal's fire department said the building located at 832 Godin street was under renovations, but flames quickly spread to two adjacent buildings, one to the left and another to the right.

The fifth-alarm was called around 8:30 p.m., less that 15 minutes after the initial call.

It took 150 firefighters over two and a half hours to get the fire under control, according to Stephane Corriveau, chief of operations for the fire department.

Thankfully, no one was injured and no one was in the building when the fire caught.

However, between 20 and 24 people living nearby were evacuated because of damage caused by the fire, or because power was during the intervention.

The cause, as of early Monday morning, wasn't yet determined.

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