Firefighters respond to major fire near Hwy. 13 in Montreal

More than 100 firefighters were called to an industrial building that was engulfed in flames Monday night in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough.

Thick plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing from the burning building on Pitfield Boulevard, near Highway 13.

The Montreal fire service received a 911 call around 5:30 pm and responded to the intersection of Thimen Boulevards, near Henri Bourassa Boulevard. A spokesperson for the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal said the fire started at a building that produces face masks and other medical equipment for health-care facilities.

When firefighters arrived, the flames were visible from the roof of the two-storey building.

One firefighter was sent to hospital with a minor injury, according to paramedics. No other injuries were reported and no evacuation was required.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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