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Breaking: Fire Next To Bell Centre Forces Evacuation And Road Closures

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Breaking: Fire Next To Bell Centre Forces Evacuation And Road Closures

Breaking news.

As of 5:30 this morning, a fire has broken out at the intersection of de la Montagne and St-Antoine, forcing evacuations and road closures in the downtown Montreal core. 

There are 100 firefighters on the scene trying to control and put out the flames.

#mtl Corner of de la Montagne and St-Antoine is on #firepic.twitter.com/LONWa4u6qF

March 23, 2018

The 3-alarm fire broke out in an abandoned building across the street from the Bell Centre, and Lucien l'Allier Metro station. Flames spread to an adjacent building.

Francis Leduc, the fire department's head of operations, said that they had to evacuate people squatting inside the abandoned buildings, and nobody was hurt.

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The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Montreal police are asking the public to avoid St-Antoine Street, which remains closed between Peel and Lucien-l'Allier streets.

A perimeter was set up around the fire, resulting in closures of the surrounding streets.

Fire in an abandoned building on St-Antoine corner de la Montagne in downtown Montreal. Avoid the area if you can, all streets around the event are closed. @Global_Montrealpic.twitter.com/YoePb1G3ZL

March 23, 2018

Other streets in the area have since reopened.

#mtl Corner of de la Montagne and St-Antoine is on #firepic.twitter.com/LONWa4u6qF

March 23, 2018

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