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Sixty firefighters tackle major blaze in east Gatineau

It took crews seven hours to put out the fire on Rue Saint Louis.
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It took seven hours and 60 firefighters to take down a major blaze at a four-unit building overnight in the east end of Gatineau.

Firefighters were called to 808 Rue Saint Louis near Rue Robert-Savoie Saturday at about 12:45 p.m.

When crews arrived, four people had already left the building safely.

It took firefighters until about 8 p.m. that night to put out the fire.

Two of the four people sustained injuries, and all four people have now been displaced.

Damage to the building is estimated at $240,000.

The fire is now under investigation by the Gatineau police.

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