Historic farmhouse gutted by blaze

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More on the suspicious Braerob farmhouse fire last weekend.

The Montreal fire department received the call about the blaze at the vacant farmhouse on Ste-Marie Rd. at 7:52 a.m. Seven vehicles were dispatched and about 25 firefighters battled the blaze, communication agent Melanie Drouin said. Due to the suspicious nature of the fire, the investigation was transferred to police.

Arson investigators were on the scene Monday. Considering it was an abandoned building, it’s curious how a fire may have started, said Constable Daniel Lacoursière, adding it has not been officially determined yet if it was arson.

Ste-Anne city councillor Paola Hawa, who went to the scene of the blaze Sunday, said she is dismayed that a heritage building was destroyed.

Source: The Gazette