Two fires in CSL being investigated, The Suburban
February 26th, 2014
The apparent explosion that caused a fire at a home under construction on Tommy Douglas and Abraham de Sola in Côte St. Luc 12:20 a.m. Monday was the second fire at a home under construction in that city within a 48-hour period, Côte St. Luc public safety director Jordy Reichson told The Suburban Monday.
“There was the one on Collins on Friday evening, and the one [early Monday morning] on Tommy Douglas,” he said. Reichson said the Montreal police department’s arson squad is looking into both fires. The director said the house under construction on Tommy Douglas burned to the ground, with major damage to homes to the west on Tommy Douglas and the north on David Lewis. There were no injuries, and Côte St. Luc’s Emergency Medical Services and Urgences Santé were on the scene.
Montreal police spokeman Raphael Bergeron told The Suburban he had no information on an explosion, and said the case was transferred to police because the cause of the fire was undetermined.
“At this point, it looks like a suspicious fire, but that’s still to be determined,” Bergeron said.
According to CJAD radio reports, the Tommy Douglas home had been under construction for some two years.
There have been other fires and firebombings in the west end in the last year, including at least one firebombing of a Côte St. Luc home; the firebombing of Kitchen Wholesalers at Beaulac and Côte Vertu in St. Laurent, which is Jewish-owned; and the Chops and Café Shalom Kosher restaurants on Queen Mary in Snowdon.
Arson squad called in after fire totals Côte-St-Luc home
Single-family house was under construction
THE GAZETTE FEBRUARY 24, 2014
MONTREAL — The police arson squad has been assigned to probe a violent overnight fire that completely destroyed a home under construction in Côte-St-Luc.
Firefighters were called to the blaze at 12:20 a.m. Monday, Constable Daniel Lacoursière of Montreal police said.
No injuries were reported.
The single-family home was on Tommy Douglas St., near Abraham de Sola St.
Adjacent buildings were damaged, Lacoursière said.
The arson squad was assigned after “the fire department wasn’t able to determine the origin,” he added.
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Gazette raw footage of house burning down
Incendie d’origine inconnue à Côte-Saint-Luc: le SPVM fera enquête (La Presse Canadienne)
Arson squad investigating Côte-St-Luc blaze (Global News)