Fire destroys SPCA of Western Quebec building

A late-night fire destroyed the SPCA of Western Quebec building located in Gatineau.

Fire crews were called to the building just before 11 p.m. on Monday. They say the blaze caused the two-storey building to collapse, which forced the evacuation of firefighters.

Crews managed to rescue 12 dogs from the building, but said an unknown number of animals perished in the fire. No humans were reported injured.

There was no immediate word on what caused the fire. Another SPCA office in the region said on Facebook that it was caring for some of the rescued dogs at its shelter. 

* WIth files from our sister station, 580 CFRA