Firefighters take to downtown as blaze breaks out at St. Catherine Street building

May 15 2018, 6:06 am

Montreal firefighters have taken to the scene of downtown Montreal where a major fire has broken out at a building on the corner of Berri and St. Catherine.

The building is home to Le Devoir, a French-language newspaper.

The fire began at approximately 5:40 pm, says CTV. Montreal Fire Services were quickly rushed to the scene as they declared the incident as a three-alarm, then four-alarm fire and warned of a possible power outage.

Reporters from the paper were quickly evacuated and are all safe and out of harm’s way. Photos from several different individuals revealed a massive amount of black smoke and tongues of fire spitting from the top of the building.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control and put out the flames.

The news outlet has since revealed that they will continue to publish their print edition for the following day. Damage to the building, however, is unknown.

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