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Montreal Police Say A Molotov Cocktail Started A Fire At A Business Wednesday Morning

The resulting fire caused "considerable" damage.

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The top of a Montreal firetruck reads 'Montreal'.

The top of a Montreal firetruck reads 'Montreal'.

A business in Saint-Léonard was the target of arson Wednesday morning, according to Montreal police.

Firefighters were dispatched to a building on rue Jean-Talon near rue de Fontenelle following a 4 a.m. 911 call. They were able to extinguish the flames but not before they caused what SPVM spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant described as "considerable" damage to the business.

No one was injured.

The fire department transferred the investigation into the blaze to the SPVM arson squad after finding a Molotov cocktail.

Investigators were still on the scene early Wednesday morning.

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

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