Man dies after overnight fire in Longueuil

Man dies after overnight fire in Longueuil
Man, 52, dies from smoke inhalation after Longueuil apartment fire
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a fatal overnight fire in Longueuil. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.

A 52-year-old man is dead following a fire in a residential building on Montpetit Street, near Roland-Therrien Boulevard in Longueuil overnight.

Two units were evacuated as firefighters tackled the blaze, but residents were allowed to re-enter their homes Thursday morning.

Firefighters tried to resuscitate the 52-year-old. He was pronounced dead in hospital. Dario Ayala / Montreal Gazette

A man died in hospital after being found unconscious in the basement of an apartment ravaged by flames Thursday morning. 

The flames originated from the basement of the residential building, located on Monpetit St. near the intersection of Roland-Therrien Boulevard. 

He was cardio-respiratory distress at the time he was discovered by firefighters. They performed CPR on the scene, but the man was eventually rushed to hospital. where he was pronounced dead. 

The flames originated from the basement of the residential building, located on Monpetit St. near the intersection of Roland-Therrien Boulevard. A man who was asleep in the basement at the time of the fire was discovered in cardio-respiratory distress, and later pronounced dead in hospital. (Cosmo Santamaria/CTV Montreal)