A fire broke out at 15h20 on sept. 3 in a hardware store, the fire took place in one of the shed in the back and rapidly spread to another one attached to the main building and numerous piles of construction wood. The fire spread rapidly due to high wind (50 km/h). seven departments respond whit the Chateauguay fire dept. whit more than 75 firefighters. Seven engines, one ladder tower, one ladder and tree rescues used seven tree inches hoses lines, numerous 1¾ hoses lines and two aerial guns to contained the blaze. Many firefighters collapse from heat exhaustion and fatigue due to the intense heat. ten homes where evacueted, and no civilian where injured. This was the third major fire in the city's limit in 3 weeks.