Seems it's that time of year again,although the good news here ,is no one was hurt(last year I think it was about this time 3 or 4 people perished in a Verdun Fire. MONTREAL – One man was left homeless early Tuesday when a fire erupted in his third-floor dwelling on the top floor of a three storey building that caught fire.
The fire started about 5 a.m. in the building on Verdun St. near 3rd Ave., Montreal fire department Chief of Operations Claude Deschuymer said.
The building has an optician store on the first floor, is vacant on the second floor and has the man’s apartment on the third floor, he explained. The third-floor sustained the most damage although there was some damage to the adjacent buildings caused by firefighters.
Total damage was estimated to be at least $50,000, Deschuymer said. The exact cause of the fire was not known although it was not considered deliberately-set.
The fire was completely under control by 6:15 a.m.