May 13, 2016, Longueuil, Que. - Five people, including three children, were taken to hospital following a massive apartment building fire early Friday in Longueuil, Que.
May 13, 2016 By The Canadian Press
Officials say they required treatment for smoke inhalation and shock after the blaze destroyed most of the three-storey building.
Firefighters in the community just south of Montreal were called to the blaze at around 2 a.m.
They arrived to find that a back wall had collapsed and severed a gas line, which fuelled the flames even further, trapping about 20 residents inside. Firefighters used ladders to rescue them from their balconies.
A Canadian Red Cross team was at the scene to tend to about 40 displaced residents.
There was no immediate word on what caused the fire
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