Molotov cocktail thrown into Westmount home

The Montreal police arson squad has launched an investigation after someone tried to burn down a home in Westmount.

The first call to 9-1-1 came in at about 1:30 A.M. after flames were spotted inside of a single family home on Edgehill road near The Boulevard.

Firefighters managed to get the blaze under control quickly but not before the flames caused about $50,000 in damages.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

According to initial information, someone smashed a window on the ground floor and tossed a Molotov cocktail inside the home.