Arson squad investigates 3 suspicious overnight fires

Global News

MONTREAL – Montreal police are investigating three overnight fires early Monday morning.

One of the fires was in the city’s Sud-Ouest borough.

The other two were in Rivière-des-Prairies.

The arson squad is on all three scenes, but has yet to determine if the fires are connected.

At 11:20 p.m., police received a 911 call about a fire on Laprairie street near Saint-Patrick in the Sud-Ouest.

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The fire department discovered a fire burning in a section of the partially-abandoned building.

After an initial investigation of the two-storey building, firefighters concluded that the blaze was suspicious and transferred the case to the arson squad.

Soon after at 12:30 a.m. in Rivière-des-Prairies, police received several phone calls reporting that a vehicle was on fire in a driveway on Pierre-Baillargeon avenue near Albert-Chamberland street.

“Police officers think there was a fire object that was thrown to the…

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