A woman loses her life in the fire of a triplex in Saint-Basile, near Portneuf


QUEBEC CITY — A woman lost her life in a fire that broke out in a triplex in Saint-Basile, in the MRC of Portneuf, near Quebec City.

The flames started around 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the apartment building located on Rang Sainte-Angélique, in an area that was affected by a power outage.

“According to initial observations, the fire started in the upper apartment, on the third floor. On the spot, the firefighters quickly made the discovery of an inanimate woman in the housing of the third floor. Resuscitation maneuvers were carried out, but unfortunately his death was declared on his arrival at the hospital, “said Sergeant Stéphane Tremblay, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).

The flames were of such intensity that the building is a total loss. The other occupants of the triplex were evacuated in time.

The victim is a 36-year-old woman. His identity was not immediately disclosed.

“Since there was a death in this event, the investigation into the search and causes of the fire will be transferred to the Major Crimes Investigation Division of the Sûreté du Québec.

There is also a fire scene technician who was requested on the scene, ”said Sergeant Tremblay.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.


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