Eleven people are temporarily homeless after a fire damaged an apartment in the eastern part of Saint John Saturday afternoon. 

When fire crews arrived just after 1:45 p.m. there was heavy fire on the second floor of the building on Coldbrook Crescent.

Platoon Chief Eric Garland says crews were able to knock it down quickly.

“At this point we’ve had heavy damage to an apartment on the second floor, on the backside of the building and as well it extended up into the apartment above it on the third floor and some of it got into the roof of the building,” he said.

No one reported injuries. 

The Canadian Red Cross is helping the tenants. Meanwhile, fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused the fire.