New Brunswick

20 people displaced after apartment fire in Saint John

An fire last night on the east side of Saint John caused heavy damage to one apartment unit and forced the evacuation of 11 others.

Two firefighters were injured Monday night while battling an apartment fire off Golden Grove Road

The fire broke out shortly before 8 p.m. on Dresden Avenue, according to Platoon Chief Eric Garland. (Submitted by Monty Black)

Twenty people were displaced after an apartment fire broke out last night on the east side of Saint John.

Saint John Fire crews were called to 15 Dresden Avenue just before 8 p.m., where a first-floor unit in a 12-unit apartment building had caught fire and was starting to spread to the apartment above it.

Two firefighters were injured while battling the blaze, where one firefighter had a cut to his hand that required stitches and another by debris in his eye, according to Platoon Chief Eric Garland. 

Two firefighters were treated for injuries: one with a cut to his hand that required stitches, another by debris in his eye, according to Platoon Chief Eric Garland. (Submitted by Monty Black)

A senior citizen living in the apartment that sustained heavy fire, water and smoke damage was displaced from her home.

According to Garland, the majority of the other residents are expected to be allowed to return to the building today.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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