Montreal: two suspicious fires in 35 minutes

Montreal: two suspicious fires in 35 minutes

Two fires of suspicious origin were recorded Thursday morning in the space of 35 minutes in Montreal-North and Dollard-des-Ormeaux, on the Island of Montreal.

The first fire was reported by a call to 911 at around 2:25 a.m. concerning a burning vehicle parked in a private yard on rue Baffin, near rue Martinique, in Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

Alerted, the firefighters quickly brought the fire under control, the cause of which is considered “unknown,” said Véronique Comtois of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).

No suspect has been arrested in the case, according to police who could not yet assess the extent of the damage.

The burnt vehicle was towed away for appraisal.

At around 3 a.m., the second arson attack targeted a convenience store on Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, near Boulevard Lacordaire in the Montréal-Nord sector.

SPVM patrollers found an incendiary object in flames on the sidewalk, according to Ms. Comtois.

They were able to control the blaze, the flames of which caused relatively minor damage to the business.

The investigation into the two files was transferred to the Arson Department to attempt to determine the exact circumstances surrounding these two suspicious fires.

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