Fire forces evacuation of Pointe-Claire apartment building
More than 200 people were forced out of their homes in a Pointe-Claire apartment building after a fire on Saturday morning. (Photo: CTV Montreal/Wayne Toplosky)
Published Saturday, September 17, 2016 4:41PM EDT
A fire in a Pointe-Claire apartment building forced more than 200 people from their homes on Saturday morning.
The residents of the nine-story building on Seignory Ave. were awoken by a fire alarm at 7:30 a.m.
The fire department said the flames were contained to the wooden roof deck.
One resident admitted he failed to properly put out a cigarette on the roof on Friday night.
Residents were permitted back inside about an hour later.