The Montreal fire department reponded to a kitchen fire Wednesday monrning in NDG on Earnscliffe near Snowdon.
It sparked in a deep-fryer around 12:30 a.m. in a second floor apartment.
Three residents were evacuated and firefighters got the blaze under control within an hours, according to a fire department spokesman.
While the fire was contained quickly, officials estimate the damage at around $50,000.
There were no working smoke detectors in the building.