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Two men dead after Joliette apartment fire

Dec. 15, 2011, Joliette, Que. - Two men are dead following an apartment fire in a town north of Montreal.

December 15, 2011
By The Canadian Press

Firefighters in Joliette, Que., were called to a four-unit building about 5:30 this morning.

Two men were found unconscious and transported to hospital, where they later died.

A provincial police spokesman says the building was already engulfed in flames when help arrived and was deemed a total loss.

Other tenants were being assisted by the Red Cross and by local volunteer firefighters.

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Police say an investigation has been opened aimed at finding the causes of the blaze.