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Halifax house fire forces 8 people from their apartments

Eight people have been forced out of their apartments after a fire at a two-storey house in south-end Halifax early Thursday morning, according to a news release from the Red Cross. 

Fire investigators were at the scene Thursday morning

There wasn't much damage visible at the front of the home on Brussels Street that caught fire. (Paul Palmeter/CBC)

Eight people were forced out of their apartments early Thursday after a fire at a two-storey house in south-end Halifax, according to a news release from the Red Cross. 

The fire broke out just after midnight at the Brussels Street house, which contains several units.

There were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire was not known. 

Phil Thorburn, district chief with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, said the fire appeared to be suspicious in nature and the case was turned over to police.

Halifax Regional Police could not immediately be reached for comment.

Police and fire investigators were at the scene early Thursday morning. (Paul Palmeter/CBC)

The Red Cross said it helped one man find emergency lodgings, while the other seven tenants were staying with family or friends. They have been offered help from the Red Cross, depending on if and when they're allowed to return home.

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