MONTREAL – Hydro-Québec is urging people without power to be careful after two deadly fires in the province, both of which are under investigation by provincial police.
Police spokesman Sgt. Stéphane Tremblay says firefighters found the body of one person at a residence in Louiseville, Que., northeast of Montreal, after a fire that started around 10 p.m. on Friday evening.
He says flames spread to a neighbouring duplex, but everyone else was safely evacuated.
Firefighters were also called to a triplex in Saint-Basile, Que., near Quebec City around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.
A 36-year-old woman was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The Quebec City fire department says two people were transported to hospital around 8 a.m. with serious injuries after a fire at a home in the city.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 24, 2022.