7 families displaced by Sioux Lookout apartment fire
Firefighters responded to Prince Street blaze at about 6 p.m. on May 5
Seven families have been left homeless after a fire broke out at a Sioux Lookout apartment building this week.
OPP, the Sioux Lookout Fire Department, and North West EMS responded to the fire at the apartment building on Prince Street at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Responding crews found smoke and flames coming from the north-west corner of the building. Firefighters applied water to the area, but the fire spread into the attic of the building.
OPP searched the building for occupants; heavy smoke led several officers to suffer smoke inhalation, and they required treatment at hospital, the municipality said in a statement.
The fire was deemed under control at about 7:10 p.m., and all firefighters had left the scene by about 8:30 p.m.
The building suffered heavy damage due to water being applied inside the attic.
The Office of the Fire Marshal and OPP are investigating the cause of the fire.