Firefighters are searching for the body of a man presumed dead after a house burned down in St-Placide, Que., about 80 kilometres northwest of Montreal.
Neighbours reported hearing an explosion around 1 a.m. Saturday.
Seven people were in the house at the time. All but one — a man in his 40s — managed to escape.
The Sûreté du Québec is investigating for suspected arson.
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