Downtown Fire

Fire in Downtown Montreal

Wow, 2 entries in one day for me, it’s a record!

I had heard some talk just before the lunch hour about a fire downtown, the latest rumour was that it was part of Concordia University that was up in flames. Turns out it was a couple of blocks West of there between St. Marc and St. Mathew on Ste. Catherine, I don’t really know much more than that at the moment, but I did manage to snap this with my cameraphone (Sadly, I left my main camera at the office during lunch). Here’s the snippet from CTV News:

A major fire burned out of control Tuesday morning in Downtown Montreal. Flames broke out around 10:00 a.m. and spread quickly through the century-old building at 1811 Ste-Catherine West between St-Marc and St-Mathieu. The three-storey commercial-residential building housed a restaurant and depanneur on the ground floor and apartments in the upper floors. Surrounding streets were closed and drivers are being warned to avoid the area.

4 Comments so far

  1. Deejay (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 3:41 pm

    I managed to grab a few pics of the scene during my lunch.

    http://flickr.com/photos/lqmontreal/tags/130207/


  2. Jay (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 4:46 pm

    Thank you DeeJay, good shots.


  3. Matthew (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 7:48 pm

    I grabbed a couple of photos of the smoke from inside the GM building at Concordia:

    http://www.tanh.net/image/tid/68


  4. DAVE (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 9:00 pm

    I grabbed a few also from the Cité des Multimedia near the old port.

    http://theendofdave.com/?p=960



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