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Montreal, QC, Canada – Sprinklers help protect warehouse from suspicious fire

The arson squad is investigating what is being described as a suspicious fire in Montreal’s Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough.

The fire started inside a storage warehouse business located on Pontgravé Street, near Laurentien Boulevard at around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Police said the fire triggered an alarm which alerted firefighters and activated the sprinkler system.Continue Reading »

Montreal, QB, Canada – Overnight arson fire at business brought under control with help from sprinkler system

Montreal police are investigating a suspicious fire that broke out Saturday night in a commercial building in the Ahuntsic–Cartierville borough.  A fire alarm went off about 12:30 a.m., activating the sprinkler system in a business on Pontgravé St. The flames started near a trade entrance door but the fire was quickly brought under control with the sprinklers and the firefighters’ intervention. Continue Reading »

Gatineau, QC, Canada – Fire at seniors’ residence put out by sprinklers; No injuries

Gatineau firefighters concentrated on assisting residents of a seniors’ centre early Thursday after a sprinkler system was able to douse a small blaze.

Fire alarms sounded at about 4:30 a.m. at the residence on 250 St. Raymond Blvd.

A number of residents were temporarily moved for security reasons and may be displaced for a few days, officials say.… Continue Reading »

Montreal, QC, Canada – Suspected arson fire at food distribution business put out with help from sprinkler system

Montreal police say they believe an overnight fire at a Saint-Leonard food distribution store was arson.  Fire crews were called to the business on Magloire Street near the corner of Lafrenaie Street around midnight.

When the firefighters arrived at the scene, they saw that a window in front of the store had been broken and noticed an accelerant had been thrown inside, said Montreal police spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils. Continue Reading »

Montreal, QC, Canada – Arson fire at medical clinic performing gender change surgeries is extinguished by sprinkler system

Police are seeking a male suspect in relation to a suspicious fire that targeted the Centre métropolitain de chirurgie in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough in Montreal, the only medical clinic in Canada that offers gender reassignment surgery.

Firefighters were alerted to a fire at the clinic at 8:44 p.m.Continue Reading »

Montreal, QC, Canada – Arson fire at restaurant extinguished by sprinkler system

The Queue de Cheval steakhouse was the scene of an arson attack Wednesday morning.  Shortly after 4:00 a.m. someone tossed what is believed to be a Molotov cocktail into the entryway, smashing through a front door window.

Firefighters said the sprinkler system quickly took care of the fire.Continue Reading »