Major fire in Montreal sends flames and thick billowing smoke skyward

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL - A major blaze has erupted in what one Montreal fire department official says is an oil reservoir.

Flames and thick billowing smoke can be seen for several kilometres from the five-alarm fire.

There are no immediate reports of any injuries.

Fire department spokeswoman Elife Breault says the blaze broke out in a one-storey building late this afternoon.

TV images are showing a number of residences near where the fire broke out.