12/25/2012 07:53 EST | Updated 02/24/2013 05:12 EST

Laval building destroyed in early morning fire

Three people were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire destroyed an apartment building in Laval on Tuesday morning.

Authorities were called to the building, located on Saint-Elzéar Boulevard Ouest in the Vimont neighbourhood, around 4:40 a.m.

Laval police Lt. Patrick Boucher, said the building was a total loss.