Seven people were hospitalized with smoke inhalation and in one case, hypothermia, on Thursday after a fire in Montreal.

The fire started about 9:30 a-m in the second-floor kitchen of a triplex on Pie-IX Boulevard near Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue.

Twelve residents of the six-unit building were forced out by the fire, which spread quickly to the third floor and the roof.

About 120 firefighters were needed to battle the five-alarm fire said Montreal Fire Dept. chief of Operations Danny Ciavaglia, and it took three hours to bring the blaze under control,

The injured included a family of four with two very young children, according to Urgences Santé.