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Montreal house fire leaves man in critical condition

February 2, 2021
By The Canadian Press

Feb. 2, 2021, Montreal – A man in his 40s was taken to hospital in critical condition Monday night after being seriously injured in a fire that broke out in the city’s northeast.

His life was still in danger by early Tuesday, Montreal police said.

The fire broke out at around 9:20 p.m. in an apartment on Perras St. between Georges-Pichet and Lamoureux avenues, in Montréal-Nord. It was a second-floor apartment above ground-floor commercial establishments.

When firefighters arrived, the man was conscious but badly burned. He was the only person present at the scene.

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Indications are that the disaster, which was contained in the victim’s residence, began accidentally, police said. One hypothesis is that it was ignited by a cigarette butt.

Montreal police couldn’t yet say, as of Tuesday morning, whether there was a smoke alarm on the premises and, if so, whether it was in working condition.