La Porte Rouge destroyed by arson

The Montreal police arson squad is investigating a fire that broke out at La Porte Rouge bar in Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal at around 5am on Thursday May 9th, 2019.

Montreal Police Constable Raphaël Bergeron said that witnesses saw someone using an accelerant in the bar right before setting the fire and fleeing on foot.

Luckily, there were no injuries but no arrests have been made so far.

The building, located on Mont-Royal Avenue east of Papineau Avenue, suffered considerable damage. It took firefighters over an hour to knock down the flames.

The bar will obviously be closed while the cleanup and possible rebuild process take place.