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Woman arrested after Montreal blaze

Montreal - A 51-year-old woman was arrested early Friday after a fire in the basement of a home in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

May 1, 2015
By The Canadian Press

Firefighters were called to the home on Gustave-Bleau St. near Honoré-Beaugrand métro around 1:15 a.m., according to reports. The woman, who suffers from a mental illness, was reported to have been playing with matches that ignited the furniture.

She and her husband had been unable to extinguish the fire that eventually caused about $100,000 worth of damage.

The woman was arrested. Investigators will decide later Friday whether to press charges against her.

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