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Lightning believed to be cause of a fire to multiple Laval homes

Lightning is believed to be the cause of a fire to multiple homes in Laval. (Photo Credit: CityNews Staff).

MONTREAL (CityNews) – A lightning strike is believed to be the cause of a fire that spread over several Laval houses on Tuesday night, leaving two families homeless.

The Laval Fire department received multiple calls around 6:15 p.m., reporting a fire in Fabreville, on Sydney Street.

Authorities believe the incident was caused by lightning hitting a Hydro-Quebec pole, causing it to catch on fire before extending to nearby houses.

Damages estimated at $800,000 at least, as seven residences were affected, with two homes being considered complete losses.

No injuries were reported from the incident.

It took two hours to control the fire.