03/10/2015 05:24 EDT | Updated 05/10/2015 05:59 EDT

Fire in Lachine leaves 4 families homeless

A fire at a duplex in Lachine Tuesday afternoon has left four families homeless.

Firefighters were called to a duplex on George V Avenue shortly after 1 p.m.

Officials said the fire broke out of the first floor, but quickly spread to the second story and the roof.

The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical.

No one was injured.