A north Edmonton apartment complex was evacuated early Sunday morning after reports of a fire.
District Chief Randy Shakura described what happened.
“We got a call about reports of a fire in the top floor of this building at about 3:43 this morning, we arrived about five minutes later and did in fact find there was a fire in the suite at the back of the building.”
10 firetrucks and 40 firefighters responded to the call at 118 avenue and 86 street and were successful in fighting the blaze.
“We did bring the fire under control about 45 minutes later but I think the guys did a great job in containing the fire.”
It took about seven hours for the fire to be completely out.
Officials aren’t sure when residents will be able to go home, but there is help available to them.
The Canadian Red Cross provincial manager for disaster management program, Luc Bouchard said they have stepped in and are helping those affected by the blaze.
“Practical support that I think most of us would appreciate under these circumstances, mostly lodging, clothing, food and perhaps other specific needs, perhaps medication if people have lost their medication during the event.”
No injuries were reported but one person was taken to hospital for unrelated reasons.
Officials aren’t sure of the cause of the fire or how much damage there is.
With files from Global News (CJ)