RCMP investigating apartment complex fire

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Members of the Port aux Basques Volunteer Fire Department douse hot spots at an apartment complex fire in Grand Bay. They responded to a call shortly after 12 a.m. Monday morning. — Photo by Brodie Thomas/Gulf News

RCMP in Port aux Basques are investigating a fire in an apartment complex on Grandview Crescent early this morning.

According to police, the fire was reported around 1 a.m.

The Port aux Basques Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene quickly and battled the fire throughout the night until it was successfully extinguished.

The complex consists of about 12 units and the residents of the complex are primarily elderly people.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by RCMP fire investigators.

The RCMP said there were no injuries, mostly due to the quick actions of residents. The apartment owner quickly notified all residents when the fire was discovered and all were able to get to safety. All residents were picked up by family members and provided a place to stay.

 

Organizations: RCMP, Volunteer Fire Department

Geographic location: Port aux Basques

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