Pierre Brunelle, standing within the charred stays of his Montreal enterprise, mentioned on Tuesday that he did not sleep a wink in a single day.
“After I received the decision, I by no means slept,” mentioned Brunelle, the air thick with the scent of charred wooden and smoke in Lit Mural Montréal on Montée de Liesse within the borough of Saint-Laurent.
His enterprise makes a speciality of wall beds, often known as Murphy beds.
The fireplace was reported at round 1 a.m. and Montreal police say anyone broke into the shop with a fuel canister to start out it.
Proof of the accelerant and the fuel canister itself have been discovered on the scene. Now the police service’s arson squad is investigating and Brunelle is left selecting up the items — with no thought why he was focused.
“I do not know why he did this,” He mentioned. “If he comes into the manufacturing facility, he can steal so many issues, however he simply set the fireplace. For what?”
CBC Information has recognized 9 suspicious or felony fires in Saint-Laurent companies since November.
Montreal police weren’t obtainable for an interview, however a spokesperson mentioned investigations into these fires are ongoing.
And whereas the spokesperson could not say if there are any hyperlinks between any of those fires, they mentioned that is one of many potentialities investigators are wanting into.
Brunelle mentioned he by no means acquired any threats and by no means had any cause to consider his enterprise can be hit.
Whereas the investigation continues, Brunelle mentioned he’ll work as exhausting as he can to get his enterprise up and operating by the top of the week.