A 19-year-old woman has died after fire destroyed a house in Laval.
Firefighters were called to the dwelling on Notre-Dame-de-Laval Street overnight. There were three people in the house when the fire broke out.
First responders discovered the body of the 19-year-old, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people, a 57-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman, were taken to hospital with serious injuries. They are expected to recover.
Early indications suggest the conflagration started by accident, but investigators are sifting through the debris to establish the cause.
The fire department says the home was not equipped with smoke detectors.