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Triplex fire forces evacuations

March 23, 2016, Montreal - Fifteen people have been forced from their homes following an overnight fire in Montreal.

March 23, 2016
By The Canadian Press

The blaze erupted in a triplex at about 1 a.m. in the southwest district of Verdun.

Two business occupy the ground floor while the upper floors have eight apartments.

Montreal police say the fire was detected by officers in a patrol car who smelled smoke while driving near the building.

They helped evacuate residents and alert firefighters.

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There are no reported injuries and no immediate word on the cause of the fire.