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Firefighters delayed by excavation of street in St-Henri

10/01/2014 04:46 EDT | Updated 12/01/2014 05:59 EST
Firefighters had difficulty reaching a residential building on fire in Saint-Henri this afternoon because of major construction on the street.

About 12 trucks were delayed from reaching the triplex at 333 Delinelle Street — just south of Notre-Dame Street — because the street has been dug up to replace sewage pipes.

Firefighters had to park their pumper truck about 500 metres from the building because it was the only place they could access a hydrant.

Other trucks gained access to the building from neighbouring Georges-Étienne Cartier Street.

Once crews did reach the one-alarm fire, they quickly put it out.

No injuries have been reported.

Last Wednesday about 50 homes were evacuated because of a gas leak at the same intersection.  

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