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Firefighters fighting five alarm flames at the eastern end of Montreal

Approximately 150 firefighters responded to a stubborn fire burning all day in an isolated recycling center without injury.

Montreal firefighters walk to relieve their co-workers at the scene of five-alarm blaze at Koncas Recyclage recycling centre on Sunday, June 26, 2022.
Montreal firefighters rescue colleagues in five scenes Walk to 20-Sunday, June 26, 2022 Concus Recycle Recycle Center alarm flames.Photo: Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

Five alerts at the easternmost industrial building in Montreal from Sunday morningFirecontinues to burn until night, with 150 firefighters from all over the island on the scene.

The 911 phone call arrives at around 10:30 am, and the fire rapidly goes from one alert to five alerts, or general alerts, to flames. It has progressed. Service des écurité incendie de Montréal, Head of Prevention for the Montreal Fire Department. That is the best category.

No injuries have been reported and the building is so isolated that there is no risk of the fire spreading to another building, he said.

A pile of garbage in a closed company when three workers were in an industrial building at 10930 Sherbrooke St. E. on Sunday morning and a fire broke out elsewhere inside. Cleaned and collected the item. Griffin said. They called it 911, but the fire quickly spread.

He said he didn't know exactly how the flames started or what was burning, and there were piles of debris in various parts of the vast building. He added that there is.

Within 30 minutes, the fire partially collapsed the roof and one outer wall, and Griffin explained that it was dangerous for firefighters to be inside the building.

"We are in defensive mode and are fighting fire from the outside," he said .

"This is a very stubborn fire, attacking only external fires because the building has partially collapsed. This clearly hinders efforts to reach the fire. "He said.

He explained that a large tractor was brought to the scene trying to remove part of the outer wall to allow firefighters to use the hose in the center of the fire inside.

"We are there until early morning," Griffin said.

There are 150 firefighters on the scene, but only about 50 are actually fighting the flames at a time, Griffin said. He said garden hoses were connected to help them cool down.

Urgences-santé is on-site and Environment Quebec and Environment Canada monitor air quality within 1 km of the fire. There is a lot of smoke associated with the flames and there are some residential areas towards the northeast, he said.

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