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A fire broke out on the roof of the West Wing of Royal Victoria College (RVC) residence today. According to The McGill Reporter, the approximately eighty students housed in the West Wing will be relocated to temporary residences as the building has been closed until further notice. No injuries have been reported.
The fire was called in to emergency services at about 10:45 a.m. and was under control by 1:15p.m.. According to Élise Breault of the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal, there were 48 firefighters at the scene. Breault told The Daily that the fire started on the roof.
“There was no propagation and the damage was located only on the roof,” said Breault, adding that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Power to the nearby Strathcona Music Building, shut off earlier this afternoon, has been restored.