Fire in Lac-Saint-Jean: two people are missing

Two people were not found around 8:30 am Thursday after the single-family home was destroyed by a fire in Hebertville, Lac-Saint-Jean.

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) does not know if the two adults were in the house when it burned or if they escaped the flames and took refuge somewhere.

The fire broke out shortly before 6:00 am for a reason still unknown in the residence on the Caron Range. Upon arrival, firefighters from the Lac-Saint-Jean East MRC found that the fire was complete.

Sappers from Hebertville, Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix and Alma teamed up to put out the fire. The house is a total loss.