Two firefighters who came to help residents of a flooded home were reportedly swept away by the waters in Saint-Urbain, in the Charlevoix region.

The Sûreté du Québec is currently working to confirm this information, Sergeant Claude Doiron said on Monday.

Access to the sector is made difficult since some roads have been cut off due to the flooding of the Gouffre River and some of its tributaries which have come out of their beds. A Sûreté du Québec helicopter is currently heading to help locate potential victims.

A command post was also set up not far from there.

Reached by telephone, the director general of the municipality, Martin Guérin, confirmed that several residences in the village were currently flooded.

“These people were asked to leave to access different services,” he said, calling on those in need to come to the Saint-Urbain community center.

More details to come..