Quebec police investigate two pizzeria fires set off 20 minutes apart

SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, QUE.—Quebec police are investigating a pair of suspicious fires that ravaged two pizzerias within 20 minutes of each other in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que., in the Monteregie region.

The first blaze started at around 3:20 a.m. on Saturday in a restaurant on Maden Street, a largely residential road.

The other storefront sits on Hebert Boulevard, a main artery on the island community just west of Montreal.

No one was injured in the fire, though part of the mixed-use building was occupied by residents at the time.

Police spokesman Stephane Tremblay says both buildings are a total loss.

He says the two fires are believed to be criminal.

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