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Suspected arson leaves 15 people homeless

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Posted by web-chief on Feb 21, 2012 @ 8:17AM

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MONTREAL, QC - The Montreal police arson unit is investigating a major fire Monday that left 15 people homeless in the city’s Southwest borough.

The four-alarm fire started about 6:30 a.m. in a three-storey apartment building on Champigny St. near Angers St. in Côte St. Paul, Montreal Fire Department Chief of Operations Frédéric Paquette said.




Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)

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