02/13/2013 10:59 EST | Updated 04/15/2013 05:12 EDT

Man hospitalized after fire in Laval home

An 85-year-old man is in the hospital after a fire broke out in the basement of a home on Gervais Street in Laval's Ste-Dorothée district.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 7:40 a.m on Wednesday.

They found the unconscious man on the first floor of the residence.

The man was taken to hospital and his condition is unknown.