Fire crews are battling a fire this morning at the historic recording studio, Le Studio, nestled in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains, about 90 kilometres northwest of Montreal.
Provincial police received a call about the fire around 5:30 a.m.
Firefighters found evidence at the scene that suggests the blaze may have been purposefully set, Radio-Canada reports.
Investigators with the Sûreté du Québec are en route to the scene.
The SQ says about two-thirds of the building has burned so far and it could end up being a total loss.
Le Studio hasn’t been operational since 2008 and has since fallen into disrepair.
It was built by legendary recording engineer and producer André Perry, and was considered one of the best recording studios of the 1970s and 1980s.
Local and international artists have recorded there, including Cat Stevens, the Bee Gees, the Police and David Bowie.
C’est un monument de l’histoire musicale du Québec qui part en fumée ce matin : Le Studio, à Morin-Heights.#rcmtl pic.twitter.com/tfPj9qra6S
Source : cbc