Moncton fire

Fire crews were called to a building on Robinson Street early Sunday morning. (IAFF Local 999 Moncton Firefighters Association)

A fire has forced some people who live in a downtown Moncton apartment building from their homes.

Fire crews were called to a 56-unit building on Robinson Street early Sunday morning.

Moncton Fire Chief Eric Arsenault said the fire was reported shortly before 8 a.m. and flames were mostly confined to the balcony of one apartment on the second floor, though there was some water damage to that unit and a few adjacent apartments.

Everyone got out of the building safely.

The Red Cross was on the scene helping the displaced tenants.

According to Dan Bedell, a Red Cross spokesperson, some of the evacuated tenants have mobility or health issues.

The cause is under investigation.