Two families are now homeless after a fire destroyed a three-storey commercial and residential property in Côte-des-Neiges.
The fire began around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the basement of a building at the corner of Queen Mary Road and Décarie Boulevard.
The flames quickly spread to the first and second floors, heavily damaging the ground-floor nail salon and the two apartments above it.
The building suffered between $100,000 and $150,000 worth of damage.
Preliminary information appears to indicate the fire was not criminal, according to the Montreal fire department.
One of those commercial premises was Komico, Montreal's oldest comic book store. The owner posted last night,
Everyone safe and sound though, but…. damn.