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Six people missing in fatal Montreal fire are from U.S., Ontario, Quebec: police

Last Updated Mar 20, 2023 at 9:00 am MDT

Investigators survey the scene following a fire in Old Montreal, Sunday, March 19, 2023, that gutted a heritage building. Several people are still unaccounted for. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

MONTREAL — The search continues for six people missing after a fire swept through a historic Old Montreal building last week.

A Montreal fire department spokesman says firefighters will begin dismantling the second and third floors of the building today.

Montreal police say the body of a woman was pulled from the rubble Sunday evening.

Insp. David Shane says the police force’s fire unit used a drone to help locate the victim.

Shane says the six people who are missing are from Quebec, Ontario and the United States, adding that investigators have contacted their families.

The fire last Thursday also injured nine people, including two who were hospitalized.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 20, 2023.

The Canadian Press