Reports of a fire bombing at a home in Westmount captured the public's attention two weeks ago. Events like these may seem like a one-off, but firebombings are surprisingly common in the city.\nFor those who don't know, "firebomb" refers to any device thrown at a building or structure with the intention of sparking a flame. Firebombings are used to both intimidate property oweners or tenants and destory property.\nIncidents of firebombing are so frequent in Montreal, that there is even a publicly available a map that identifies locations that have been targeted.\nREAD ALSO: UNIQLO Is Hiring In The Montreal Area\nTL;DR Someone has created a map of all of the firebombings in Montreal since 2009. The map makes obvious that fire bombings are relatively common in the city.\nThe map details all of the firebombings in Montreal since 2009 and makes obvious that attacks occur relatively often and in most of the city's boroughs.\nVia Firebombings in Montreal 2009-present\nThe map is available to the public here.\nSome places are hotspots (so to speak) for firebombing activity.\nNow-closed Reastaurant Cavalli, for example, was the victim of arson twice between the months of May and July 2014.\nNot to mention that St-Leonard and Montréal Nord seem to have a high concentration of firebombings.\nVia Firebombings In Montreal 2009-Present\nOn the other hand, some neighborhoods are notably free of the little fire icons that indicate a fire bombing.\nVia Firebombings In Montreal 2009-Present\nThe Old Port and Outremont are both almost entirerly free of firebombing crimes.\nVia Firebombings In Montreal 2009-Present\nThe map also indicates when the firebombs took place. According to map date, the frequency of fire bombings has diminished in recent years.\nSource.