An experimental research building at Université Laval was ravaged by a fire on Thursday afternoon. The experimental energy building was the site of research for ULaval’s Industrial Research Chair on Eco-Responsible Wood Construction and housed a family of four. Firefighters were dispatched to respond to the situation, but the building was ultimately destroyed by the fire. No one was harmed by the flames or smoke. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the fire department and a fundraising campaign has been launched to support the family.