House fire in L'Île-Perrot
By Carmen Marie Fabio
PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO
Nobody was seriously injured during a March 19 house fire in Île-Perrot but the home sustained significant damages including the collapse of the roof.
One man sustained minor injuries in a March 19 house fire on Blvd. Perrot near the corner of 4th Avenue. The flames broke out shortly before 3 p.m. Firefighters in five trucks from both L'Île-Perrot and Pincourt were on the scene to help battle the blaze.
L'Île-Perrot Fire Chief Benoît Leclair said the cause of the fire is still under investigation by the insurer.
“The preliminary findings point to a cause related to work on the building,” he added.
Resident Isabelle Gagnon, who has lived on the first floor for six years, said she suspects it was due to repair work being done on the roof of the garage.
Power was cut to area businesses for about an hour.
"I don't care about my furniture," said Gagnon, "but I've lost photos and mementos of my grandmother."
An elderly man was transported to hospital but no other injuries were reported.
The roof of the house collapsed and is a total loss.