Police say they’re investigating an overnight fire in an unoccupied building in Old Montreal.
More than 150 firefighters fought the blaze which began around 8 p.m. on Friday.
Montreal Police spokeswoman Const. Jeanne Drouin says the fire was brought under control Saturday morning, but firefighters continued to spray water on the building to prevent flare-ups.
Drouin says the cause of the fire remains unknown, but investigators from the arson squad were on the scene late this morning.
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Municipal tax records show the building was constructed in 1950, though the building’s facade dates from 1891.
A 2022 real estate brochure shows the building was put on the market with an asking price of $10 million and touted as a redevelopment opportunity.
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