A Montreal Business Was Set On Fire For A Second Time In 2 Days

Firefighters are said to have found multiple "incendiary devices."

Senior Editor
A Montreal fire truck.

A Montreal fire truck.

A Saint-Léonard business was the target of two separate arson attacks in as many days, Montreal police say.

The latest occurred in the early hours of Thursday morning. According to SPVM spokesperson Jeanne Drouin, firefighters were able to quickly control the "minor" fire in the business on boulevard Langelier near the intersection with boulevard Lavoisier. They are said to have found "several incendiary objects" at the scene.

There were no injuries.

The fire department called in the Montreal police at around 4 a.m.

Drouin said a witness reported seeing multiple suspects setting fire to the building before fleeing. They were gone by the time police arrived. There were no arrests as of 4:50 a.m. Thursday.

The spokesperson described the damage to the business as minor.

Police have now set up a perimeter around the scene to search for clues.

The investigation is ongoing.

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.