Fireplace at Saint John house constructing displaces 8 individuals

Residents of an house constructing within the north finish of Saint John have been compelled to evacuate after a fireplace Friday. There have been no accidents.

The Saint John Fireplace Division responded to a construction fireplace at 10 First St. at about 6:45 p.m.

Platoon Chief Barry Oickle mentioned all residents had already evacuated the three-storey, seven-unit constructing when firefighters arrived.

“Crews extinguished the inside, nevertheless, due to the aluminum body building of the construction it prolonged to the outside on the rear aspect,” he mentioned.

The flames unfold to the third ground and it took firefighters about two hours to convey it underneath management. Crews remained for one more two hours to make sure it was extinguished.

The Canadian Crimson Cross is offering emergency housing and meals for 4 adults. A spokesperson mentioned further assist could also be supplied to the opposite residents, who’re assumed to be staying with household or pals.

Oickle mentioned an house on the primary ground was closely broken and the constructing’s rear staircase was “fully destroyed.” 

“There was in depth injury to the property,” he mentioned. 

There’s additionally heavy water and smoke injury all through the entire constructing. It isn’t recognized if the constructing might be saved.

The hearth is underneath investigation.

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