Moncton apartment building fire under investigation
No one injured in early morning fire at 16-unit building
An early morning fire at a 16-unit apartment building on McLaughlin Drive in Moncton is under investigation.
Platoon Chief Dennis Dollemont said the Moncton Fire Department responded to a call of a balcony fire shortly after 12 a.m. Saturday. He said when fire crews arrived, there were three balconies engulfed in flames.
"There were no injures," Dollemont said. "There were about 12 people who got out of the building safely."
Dollemont said the fire was quickly brought under control and extinguished but he said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The three-storey building suffered extensive damage and the power was cut to the building.
The Canadian Red Cross assisted 14 people with emergency lodging and food. Others are staying with family and friends.
Overnight fire extensively damaged part of 16-apt bldg on McLaughlin Rd <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Moncton?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Moncton</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewBrunswick?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NewBrunswick</a>. Power cut to entire 3-storey bldg, forcing out all tenants. Emergency lodging, food for 14 adults arranged by our <a href="https://twitter.com/canredcrossnb?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CanRedCrossNB</a> volunteers. Others staying w/ family-friends for now.—@CanRedCrossATL