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Blaze Destroys Home in L'Ange-Gardien

A major fire has destroyed a house in L'Ange-Gardien in the Outaouais.

MRC des Collines say the resident of the home on Chemin Pierre Laporte was awakened by an explosion late Sunday night... then saw a fire in the attached garage.

Both the occupant and his 14 year old son were able to escape the blaze, and they are safe and sound.

Police say a neighbor called 911 around 11:30.

The building was completely engulfed in flames, and the fire department of L'Ange-Gardien remains on-site.

They say the road is currently closed, but one lane will be open for morning traffic.

Damages are estimated at $170,000.

The exact cause of the fire is unknown... but is believed to be accidental.

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