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Outremont hair salon heavily damaged in firebombing

The incident occurred a little before 1 a.m. on Van Horne Ave. near Davaar Ave.

A Montreal fire truck.
Photo by Dave Sidaway /Montreal Gazette

Montreal police arson investigators are expected to examine the remains of a hair salon in Outremont after it was firebombed early Wednesday.

Police said a 911 call was received a little before 1 a.m. reporting that two people had been seen breaking the front window of the salon, on Van Horne Ave. near Davaar Ave., before tossing in an incendiary device and fleeing the scene.

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No one in was in the establishment at the time of the incident and there were no reported injuries.

The salon sustained heavy damage, most of it from the water used by firefighters to extinguish the blaze. Investigators will examine the scene and interview witnesses in an effort to track down the suspects.