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Weekend blaze destroys Quebec City heritage building

August 24, 2020
By The Canadian Press

Aug. 24, 2020, Quebec City – A residential building built in 1885 was engulfed in flames on Saturday night in Quebec City.

A neighbour called 911 at around 10:15 p.m. after they saw smoke billowing from the roof at the back of the building on Scott St. in the La Cite-Limoilou district.

When firefighters arrived, the flames quickly spread to the three-story heritage building, attached to the neighbouring buildings. All their residents were evacuated during the three-alarm fire.

About fifty firefighters fought the flames until 12:53 a.m. Sunday.


No one was injured, but the occupants of the burned-out building were unable to return to their homes.

The Quebec City fire department will conduct an investigation to determine the origin of the fire.

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