Suspicious fire forces closures of Walmart in Vaudreuil-Dorion

By News Staff

UPDATE Feb. 26: In an email to CityNews, Walmart writes: “This appears to be a criminal act of arson that will unfortunately and unfairly impact our customers, associates and the local community who rely on the store. Setting a fire in a public setting with hundreds of people inside is shocking, dangerous and shameful. Rest assured, we are cooperating fully with the police investigation. We will do everything we can to ensure the arsonist is held accountable, including by assessing our legal options to seek compensation from the arsonist for the damages caused by this act. The store is currently closed as we carry out the necessary clean-up and repairs resulting from the arson. The store will re-open as soon as possible while we work with officials to ensure the store is safe and up to the standards our customers expect and deserve. Walmart will support our associates while the store is closed. For any additional questions, please contact local police as they lead the investigation.


Emergency services were alerted Tuesday morning about a fire that broke out the Walmart in Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Firefighters intervened and brought the flames under control.

Police were also dispatched to investigate the suspicious origin of the fire, the Sûreté du Québec said.

Walmart Vaudreuil announced on its Facebook page that the branch would be closed “indefinitely.”

“We appreciate your comprehension and we will update you all as soon as possible!”

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