Man killed in fire at Gatineau home

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Roughly 40 firefighters were called to the scene of this fire at 190 rue Saint-André in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday, which killed one and injured two others. (Stéphane Leclerc/Radio-Canada - image credit)
Roughly 40 firefighters were called to the scene of this fire at 190 rue Saint-André in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday, which killed one and injured two others. (Stéphane Leclerc/Radio-Canada - image credit)

One man has died in a Wednesday morning fire in the east end of Gatineau, Que., police say.

Emergency crews were called to the home on rue Saint-André at around 5:30 a.m., city police said in an afternoon news release.

A man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Three people managed to escape the burning building on their own. One was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said, as was a firefighter.

About 40 firefighters were dispatched to fight the blaze, officials said.

Gatineau police continue to investigate. A fire scene technician with the provincial Sûreté du Québec force will also be dispatched to the site.

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