12/02/2014 06:16 EST | Updated 02/01/2015 05:59 EST

Major fire erupts at a gas station in the Laurentians

Firefighters in the Laurentians are battling a major fire at a gas station on Highway 117 in Piedmont.

Provincial police said several people had to be rescued.

No one from the Sûreté du Québec has been able to confirm yet whether anyone sustained any injuries.

An SQ spokeswoman told CBC that police still do not have access to the scene as firefighters have not yet secured the area.

Highway 117 is closed in both directions.

More to come.