A Bitumen Tank Caught Fire In The Early Morning, Causing Traffic Delays On Sherbrooke

Oh lovely! Worse traffic.

Staff Writer
A Montreal fire truck parked in a station.

A Montreal fire truck parked in a station.

At 5:25 a.m. on February 12, a bitumen tank caught fire, causing no injuries but backing up eastbound traffic on Sherbrooke street starting from avenue Marien, according to reporting from La Presse.

The fire required 20 vehicles and approximately 80 firefighters, per La Presse, but was successfully contained by 8:45 a.m.

The business whose tank caught fire was bitumen production company Bitumar in Montreal's refinery sector. No one was evacuated and no deaths or injuries were reported, per SPVM spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant.

Police officers are directing traffic as needed near the affected areas, Brabant added.

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

Willa Holt
Staff Writer
Willa Holt is a Creator for MTL Blog, often found covering weird and wonderful real estate and local politics from her home base in Montreal.