CEGEP student residence building destroyed by fire

May 22, 2018

A fire at CEGEP de la Gaspésie et des Îles destroyed a student residence last week and forced the evacuation of 280 students. The residence in question was physically attached to the school itself, which led to a shutdown of campus for the day, as well as the cancellation of scheduled exams. “A lot of our employees have stayed on site to help, so certainly all our teams are there to help the students,” said communications officer Marie-Christine Fortin. While police did not know the cause of the fire at the time of publication, Police spokesperson Sgt Claude Doiron explained that “the building will probably be a total loss.” CBC