Queer bar firebombed in Montreal

From The Gazette Montreal:  http://www.globalmontreal.com/queer+bar+firebombed+in+montreal/6442693107/story.html

The Gazette
Monday, August 06, 2012

MONTREAL – An arson investigation is ongoing in the Mile End after a suspicious fire broke out on Parc Ave. between St. Viateur St. and Bernard St. late Sunday evening.

Firefighters believe the fire was started around 9 p.m. when a suspect was seen fleeing the scene after pouring a fire accelerant into the stairwell of local dive bar The Playhouse, located at 5656 Parc Ave.

The bar is a venue for the queer dance fundraising party Faggity Ass Friday.

The building is also home to Yuukai Japanese restaurant, which also suffered damage from the blaze.

There were no reported injuries, as the commercial area was closed at the time of the incident.

The fire department estimates $100,000 worth of damage to the building.

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