Residence on fire in Quebec: four families thrown into the street

Residence on fire in Quebec: four families thrown to the rue

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Four families from the Val-Bélair sector, in Quebec City, were unable to return to their homes after a fire ravaged their home during the night from Friday to Saturday. < /p>

The first distress calls were made around 2:15 a.m., when flames were already visible in the roof of one of the houses on rue Courteline. 

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According to the Quebec City Fire Protection Service (SPCIQ), the fire started at the back of the buildings before spreading to the attic of two buildings through the vinyl to outside.

Quickly, a second and a third alarm are requested because of the risk of spreading to neighboring houses. At the height of the crisis, about fifty firefighters were on site to fight the blaze. 

Two of the five attached residences saw their roof collapse during the event. The sappers then had to dig a “trench” in the roof to prevent the spread. 

Collected by the Red Cross

The situation was deemed under control around 5:45 a.m., but families in four of the five residences affected were unable to return to their homes due to fire and water damage.

Fortunately, everyone was able to be evacuated in time and were brought to safety on an RTC bus while waiting for the fire to be over.  < /p>

Now homeless, some will be taken in by the Red Cross, while others will spend some time with their families. 

“The investigation will be carried out jointly by investigators from the Fire Department and the SPVQ,” indicated Alexandre Lajoie, spokesperson for the SPCIQ, then that we do not yet know what could have caused this fire.  

– With the collaboration of the QMI Agency

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