(Montreal) Three residential buildings had to be evacuated as a preventive measure in the borough of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, in Montreal, on Saturday. They showed possible signs of collapse.

From 30 to 40 people were taken care of by the Red Cross, specifies the prevention chief of the Montreal Fire Department (SIM), Kevin Francœur.

This concerns a total of 15 dwellings located on De Lorimier Avenue.

He explains that a call at 12:17 p.m. alerted the SIM to possible signs of collapse.

“There is no collapse as such, emphasizes Mr. Francoeur. These are signs that we have seen at the moment, then a deterioration of the signs since this morning, so the workers who are on site have taken the decision to evacuate as a preventive measure. »

The owner of the buildings has been informed and is taking the necessary steps to secure the buildings.

Mr. Francoeur specifies that if the SIM has evacuated the residents, the owner is then responsible for contacting a professional to take care of securing the premises.