Fredericton balcony fire starts from smoking material

One person was displaced overnight by a fire at a four-storey apartment building off of Bishop Drive in Fredericton.

One person displaced by overnight fire at building on Lian Street

One person was displaced overnight by a fire at a four-storey apartment building off of Bishop Drive in Fredericton.

Fire department platoon captain Peter McMurtrie says it started at about midnight on a second-floor balcony.

He says when firefighters arrived at the Lian Street building, burning matter had fallen and spread the fire to a lower balcony and flames were starting to reach a third-floor balcony as well.

He says it took about 15 minutes to get the fire under control and crews were there for about 90 minutes.

McMurtrie says no one was hurt, but there was some smoke damage to one unit.

He says the fire appears to have started from some improperly disposed smoking materials.

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