Canadian firefighters battled a fire that broke out mid-afternoon in a 12-unit apartment building. The three-story structure was attached to a similar building, and was located a street away from the boardwalk.
The fire was raging in the attic and third floor apartments on the northern side of the building.
The fire gave off a lot of smoke, and given the hot, humid day, firefighters requested mutual aid from Boisbriand Rosemere, Ste-Therese, Blainville, St-Eustache, Deux-Montagnes, Mirabel, Ste-Anne-des-Plaines. They had to ask a team of St-Jerome stand by at the barracks of Boisbriand.
At least 50 firefighters worked for more than two hours in extreme conditions, and tried to avoid exhaustion and heat stroke.
The Red Cross had to temporarily relocate and care for many residents of the building affected by fire. The adjacent attached building was damaged primarily by smoke.