11/30/2012 05:10 EST | Updated 01/30/2013 05:12 EST

Fire tears through Montreal oil delivery business

An oil and fuel delivery business was engulfed in flames near the intersection of Ontario Street and Bossuet Street in Montreal's east end on Friday afternoon.

The building houses Bouthillier-Rioux Inc., a company that delivers heating oil and diesel fuel. The industrial building is surrounded by residences.

André Paquette, spokesman for the Montreal Fire Department, said about 125 firefighters were called to the scene around 4 p.m.

Several residences were evacuated. No injuries were reported.

Hydro-Québec cut power to 2,300 clients as a precaution.