Fire hits Sher­brooke hous­ing coop

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS - Record Staff

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.

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