2 fires leave 6 homeless in St. John's
Crews tackled a fire that broke out at a St. John's townhouse early Monday morning, one of two blazes that left six people without shelter.
No one was injured during the fire that broke out around 3:40 a.m. on Vimy Avenue, just off Cashin Avenue. About two dozen people were evacuated from the complex of townhouses.
The fire caused damage to the exterior wall and roof of one the building's units, and brought crews from several stations.
The Canadian Red Cross said the fire displaced three people in the townhouse where the fire broke out, as well as one neighbour.
Meanwhile, the Red Cross said a separate fire on Sunday evening displaced two people.
A woman and her five-year-old son were not injured as crews doused a fire at a duplex on Hoyles Avenue.
The Canadian Red Cross said it was providing food and personal items.
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing is searching for new shelter for the six people.