(Montreal) A sport utility vehicle (SUV) that had been reported stolen from the police by its owner was found destroyed by fire, late Monday evening, at the back of an apartment building in the Pointe-Saint-Charles district. , in the southwest of Montreal.
This disaster, which caused no apparent injuries and which did not cause damage to the building or other properties, adds to a list of several suspicious or arson fires started in recent weeks. on the island of Montreal.
It was a call made around 11:45 p.m. to the 911 emergency telephone exchange which reported that the vehicle was on fire behind the building located on Grand Trunk Street, near the intersection of Charlevoix Street.
When the first police officers from the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) arrived on the scene, firefighters from the Montreal Fire Safety Service (SSIM) were already at work to put out the fire and prevent the flames from spreading. .
The SUV is a total loss. A check in the rubble had not made it possible, early Tuesday morning, to discover an incendiary object.
The firefighters have entrusted the investigation to the SPVM arson squad, which will try to shed light on what happened. The SUV wreckage was towed for examination.
About 24 hours before this fire, another sport utility vehicle parked in a private entrance located near the intersection of Rosemont and Langelier boulevards, in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, had been ravaged by the flames.
During the previous days, the fire was started in a vehicle parked in a residential entrance on Jacques-Chan Street in Kirkland. Tractors were heavily damaged by flames on the grounds of a commercial establishment in Dorval and a car parked in a private entrance on rue Antoine-Faucon, in Pierrefonds, was also set on fire.