Four suspicious fires in Montreal
Posted February 8, 2024 9:00 am.
Last Updated February 8, 2024 12:18 pm.
Montreal Police (SPVM) are investigating four suspicious fires that broke out within 90 minutes overnight.
SPVM reports the incidents did not cause any injuries, but no arrests have been made.
The first fire started at 1:30 a.m. with flames coming from three cars parked near a property on Alexis-Nihon Blvd., in Saint-Laurent.
After a few minutes, the flames spread to a fourth vehicle as well as the facade of a house, but firefighters from the Montreal Fire Department (SIM) managed to limit some of the damage to the residence.
The second fire broke out around 2:40 a.m. in Town of Mount Royal.
The window of a house on Hanover Road near Graham Blvd. was smashed and a Molotov cocktail thrown inside.
Those present in the home at the time were not injured and damage to the property was minor.
Around 3 a.m., another fire broke out in Saint-Laurent at a reception hall on des Nations Street. An incendiary object thrown inside the establishment with at least one window shattered.
Lastly, Montreal police are investigating a suspicious fire that ravaged an unoccupied residential building in the Lachine borough.
Authorities were alerted around 12:45 a.m. by 911 calls about a fire starting in a one-story building at the intersection of Victoria Street and 5th Avenue.
A second alarm was needed to mobilize nearly 70 firefighters, due to the spread of the flames which affected a garage at the rear of the building.
“Investigators will visit the scene to determine if those fires came from arson or if it was due to another cause,” said SPVM spokesperson Veronique Dubuc.