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.