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Fire rips through five buildings in Donnacona, Que.

Jan. 6, 2014, Donnacona, Que. - Police say a fire that engulfed several buildings in the Quebec community of Donnacona, west of Quebec City, appears to have been electrical in nature.

January 6, 2014
By The Canadian Press

The fire erupted late Friday evening and Donnacona Mayor Sylvain
Germain said five buildings on the main street (Rue Notre-Dame) were
engulfed in flames.

Firefighters spent all night battling the blaze, which seemed largely contained by midday Saturday.

There were no injuries reported and an emergency plan has been put in place to shelter evacuees at a community centre.

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It was unclear how many people had been evacuated.

Donnacona is on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River about 43 kilometres west of the provincial capital.