Strong winds in Quebec city: morning busy for firefighters

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The strong winds have kept the fire of Quebec occupied, called on to intervene in multiple locations including temporary shelter, badly fixed, Wednesday morning.

Calls to unsafe structures have multiplied during the morning rush hour due to the presence of gusts up to 70 km/h in the region.

At 9: 30 a.m., the Service of protection against fire of Quebec (SPCIQ) were already six calls of its kind in just two hours, including five for carports raised by the wind, prompting the service to remind the public of the importance of verifying the solidity of its facilities.

“It can be dangerous, it can be found on electrical installations”, stressed Bill Noonan, spokesman for the SPCIQ.

It is not uncommon for firefighters to garages canvas set to using simple concrete blocks. This type of fastener is ineffective in times of great wind, ” said Mr Noonan.

Always around 9: 30 a.m., about 2,000 Hydro-Québec customers were without electricity in the region of the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches.