Apartment fire in western Quebec sends 5 to hospital

LES COTEAUX, Que. — Five people are injured — three of them seriously — following an apartment building fire early Tuesday in western Quebec.

LES COTEAUX, Que. — Five people are injured — three of them seriously — following an apartment building fire early Tuesday in western Quebec.

The fire broke out at about 2:30 a.m. in the community of Les Coteaux near the Ontario border.

According to a regional fire official, the two adults and three children were unconscious when they were removed and transported to hospital.

There was no immediate word on their condition.

The fire was extinguished by 6 a.m.

Quebec provincial police are taking part in the investigation.