One injured after five-alarm fire at Quebec City apartment building

More than 80 firefighters responded to a five-alarm fire at an apartment building in Quebec City Monday, June 21, 2021. (Source: Twitter/@SPCIQ)

One person was sent to hospital after a five-alarm fire seriously damaged a two-storey apartment building in Quebec City Monday afternoon, firefighters say.

Firefighters declared a fifth alarm around 3 p.m. after responding to a fire at 4720 d'Argenteuil St. The fire spread to the roof of the building.

The local fire service said in a tweet that the building was evacuated, affecting more than 20 people. More than 80 firefighters are tackling the blaze. 

INCENDIE | 5e alarme | 4720 rue d’Argenteuil | Immeuble résidentiel de 24 logements sur 2 étages | Plus de 20 personnes évacuées | 1 personne blessée prise en charge par les paramédics | Incendie s’est propagé à la toiture pic.twitter.com/toBoyOjA3C

— Service incendie de la Ville de Québec (@SPCIQ) June 21, 2021