Around 4:40pm Thursday night, a five-alarm fire was set in a former 1846 heritage building of downtown Montreal. More specifically, the fire occured at the previous Monastère du Bon-Pasteur, on the corners of Sherbrooke and de Bullion streets.
According to firefighters, those inside the building while the fire erupted were able to make it out safely. No injuries or missing people have been reported.
Traffic around the incident has been redirected. With apartments and local businesses nearby, firefighters and Montreal authorities have blocked off the intersection surrounding the fire.
On Friday morning, important clouds of smoke could still be seen in the area where the fire occured. Environment Canada has issue out a warning, calling for residents to be weary of the air quality and visibility in the area. Those suffering from asthma and other respiratory diseases have been asked to remain particularly cautious.