Firefighters say the extent of the damage means the six-unit building will be a complete loss.
The fire started at around 8:30 a.m. in a building on Osborne Street near Bannantyne Avenue.
"The fire started in the back," said Montreal Fire Department chief of operations André Paquette. "As the firemen arrived, they saw a lot of smoke and flames coming out of the first and second stories."
The firefighter's injuries were minor.Suggest a correction