Montreal police's arson squad is investigating after a fire broke out at a private seniors residence in the Anjou borough, killing a 97-year-old woman who lived there.
Four other residents were taken to hospital, but were in stable condition. In all, 80 residents were forced to leave the three-storey home.
The 47-unit building, Résidence Anjou, is located on Joseph-Renaud Boulevard.
The Canadian Red Cross is providing assistance to residents who were forced to their leave homes.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.