Major fire in Trois-Rivieres

feu-pris-naissance-derriere-batiment(Trois-Rivieres) Five buildings were in flames, at the centre of the city of Trois-Rivières, in the night from Thursday to Friday.

The fire have originated behind this building.

GABRIEL DELISLE

The blaze swept through a block of houses in the edge delimited by the streets of Saint-Georges, Forges and Saint-Denis.

The fire would have taken birth in a vehicle located between the restaurant Pizzeria 67 and another building. Several people were evacuated by the authorities. The neighboring buildings were also evacuated because of the thick smoke that had invaded the area.

The residents of a part of the city centre have been deprived of electricity for several minutes.

On Friday morning, there was hardly more than the ruins of the buildings affected. Fortunately, nobody was injured.

The cause of the fire is not yet known. The public Safety of Trois-Rivières is conducting an investigation.

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