Fire hits Sherbrooke housing coop
Afire erupted in a housing unit of a residential cooperative on Thursday morning in Sherbrooke. Sherbrooke firefighters were called in around 10:30 a.m. to the stricken building at 1015 De la Montagne St. Flames sprouted from the roof of the building.
When firefighters arrived, the building had been evacuated, the tenants having been warned by the fire alarm.
The fire had broken out in a third floor apartment of one of the three buildings owned by the housing cooperative.
Tenants from a neighboring building were also asked to leave their homes because of smoke blown in their direction by strong winds.
Red Cross volunteers and a vehicle from the Sherbrooke Transportation Corporation called in to help take care of the evacuees.
There were no reports of injuries. The cause was not yet known at press time.