2 Overnight Arson Attacks Damaged 20+ Vehicles In Montreal

There were no arrests as of Tuesday morning.

Senior Editor
Flashing red and blue lights atop a Montreal police vehicle.

Flashing red and blue lights atop a Montreal police vehicle.

Montreal police (SPVM) are investigating after two separate arson attacks damaged at least 22 vehicles in the borough of Lachine in the night between Monday and Tuesday.

Both occurred near businesses in industrial areas of the borough.

The first took place at around 12:40 a.m. on boulevard Jean Baptiste-Deschamps near the intersection with 32e avenue. SPVM spokesperson Jeanne Drouin said Tuesday morning a total of 20 vehicles were affected. Police didn't find anyone injured at the scene.

The area of the blaze was still roped off as of 5 a.m. as investigators searched for clues. There were no arrests as of the same time.

The second arson occurred at around 2 a.m. on avenue du Pacifique, on the opposite end of the borough. This time, the fire damaged at least two vehicles, according to Drouin. There were no injuries.

Police hadn't made any arrests in that case as of 5 a.m., either, though investigators were still at the scene.

Both investigations are ongoing.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Thomas MacDonald
Senior Editor
Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.