A fire of unknown nature ravaged two homes shortly before noon on Sunday.
A neighbor contacted the emergency services when he saw smoke rising from the six-unit building on Biron Street, east of Sherbrooke, at about 11:40 am.
“He could see black smoke coming out of the building. We went into second alarm because there was a lot of smoke and enough staff, “explains Sherbrooke Fire Chief, Daniel Gingras.
The brazier made no injuries. Unlike the initial fear of the firefighters, the two units affected were unoccupied.
“The door was closed, but there was an open cauldron, so it made us think there was someone in the apartment. We made more extensive checks right away to make sure there was nobody inside and it turned out to be negative. There was no one in the two housing units involved. ”
Tenants in adjacent homes may be able to return home during the day, Daniel Gingras said. An inspector is on site to determine the exact cause of the fire.