Over 150 firefighters were called to a fire in St. Henri yesterday morning in Montreal.\nThe five-alarm fire began in the second-floor apartment of a triplex on Marin Avenue, just west of Atwater Avenue, and quickly spread to three neighbouring buildings affecting 10 families.\nThe blaze took nearly seven hours for firefighters to get under control. With no apparent cause of the fire, Montreal police and its arson squad will be investigating.\nA spokesman for the fire department has said that he believes there is reason to be suspicious but it is up to the arson squad to determine if it was a criminal act.\nA neighbour called in the alarm at approximately 1:30 AM on Sunday morning. Photographer and videographer @NKquatre managed to capture the intensity of the blaze on camera. You can get an idea of the severity beginning at the :35 second mark above.\nREAD MORE: Here's How Much Money You're Going To Save On Your Hydro Bill Thanks To The New Hydro-Québec Tariff Freeze\nSo far it looks like no one was hurt, but the damage to the buildings is extensive.\nFire at St Jacques and Atwater #Montreal #montrealfire pic.twitter.com/XbaxU01tnX— Anne London (@PenGwenLondon) August 4, 2019\nThe homes where the fire spread may be habitable in the coming days but the triplex where it initially started may take months to be able to move back in - if they don't have to tear the structure down.\nThe fire was contained by 8:30 AM. The police were already on scene and had closed traffic off to St-Antoine and St-Jaques between Atwater and Rose de Lima.\nThe #SPVM collaborate with the Fire Department of Mtl.Close to traffic: St-Antoine and St-Jacques between Atwater and Rose de Lima. Also Walker and Marin are close.^RM https://t.co/DeX0uQjhiE— Police Montréal (@SPVM) August 4, 2019\nThe Red Cross is currently helping those families who have nowhere to go and need help to find housing.\nIf you would like to donate to The Red Cross, visit their site here or call 1-800-418-1111.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in Montreal, send us a message, photo, or video @MTLBlog on Twitter and Instagram.