[PHOTOS] Lachute: two men found burned near a burnt down business

[PHOTOS] Lachute: two men found burned out trade burned down

MISE & Agrave; DAY

Two men, 18 and 19, were found badly burned not far from a renovation business targeted by a fire of suspicious origin in Lachute, in the Laurentians, on Friday morning.

Police officers from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) were called around 3:45 a.m. to hear the start of a fire in a building on avenue Béthany.

< p> Even if the firefighters' intervention was quick to bring the flames under control, the building that houses the business was heavily damaged.

Almost in the same time frame, two individuals who seemed to be in bad shape were located by the emergency services a few blocks away, precisely on Sydney Street, said a spokesperson for the Sûreté de Québec.

serious burns, they were transported to a hospital in a condition deemed critical.

The investigators and technicians in the fire scene were dispatched to the scene to establish the causes t the circumstances behind the fire, the SQ said.

Police are looking to see if there is any connection between the fire and the two people with serious burns.

“At the moment, we cannot establish an official link between the two events”, it was added.

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