A major fire broke out late this morning in downtown Montreal.
The five-alarm fire is filling the air with black smoke as it rages in a vacant building on Parc Ave.
“The building is considered dangerous, we have 120 firefighters working,” said Martin Farmer, Montreal fire department’s chief of operations, adding firefighters will not enter the premises for now.
“We will be here for the entire day.”
“Parts of the roof are starting to fall,” Mohamed El Salahi, who lives in a nearby apartment, told Global News.
“[The fire is] huge on the roof and the top floors.”
Three families have been taken in by the Red Cross.
There are no other major evacuations, but businesses and homes nearby are being asked to keep their windows and doors closed.
There are no immediate reports of any injuries.
— Momo El Salahi (@momosalahi) November 23, 2016
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