12/18/2014 07:22 EST | Updated 02/17/2015 05:59 EST

Côte-des-Neiges fire leaves 2 families homeless

Two families are now homeless after a fire destroyed a three-storey commercial and residential property in Côte-des-Neiges.

The fire began around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the basement of a building at the corner of Queen Mary Road and Décarie Boulevard.

The flames quickly spread to the first and second floors, heavily damaging the ground-floor nail salon and the two apartments above it.

The building suffered between $100,000 and $150,000 worth of damage.

Preliminary information appears to indicate the fire was not criminal, according to the Montreal fire department.