Mother and twin babies killed in Gaspésie fire
A 37-year-old woman and her one-year-old twin girls are dead after an early-morning fire in Quebec's Haute-Gaspésie region.
Provincial police say the three were inside a home on des Écoliers Street in Cap-Chat when the fire broke out around 4 a.m. ET.
They were taken to hospital, where they were later pronounced dead.
No other details about the victims were immediately available.
"Once the investigation moves forward, we'll be able to give more details about these tragic deaths," said Hélène Nepton, a spokesperson with the Sûreté du Québec.
The fire forced about 12 people from neighbouring homes, but no one was harmed. Police say they will be meeting with them shortly.
Investigators specializing in fires and the provincial police's major crimes division are also on the scene to investigate its cause.
"We're not excluding that it's an accident," said Nepton. "All hypotheses are being considered."