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Firefighters attack apartment building blaze

March 18, 2011, Saint John, N.B. - The Red Cross says a fire in a four-unit apartment building in southern New Brunswick has forced 11 people out of their homes.

March 18, 2011
By The Canadian Press

The agency says there were no reports of injuries after the fire around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 168 St. James St. near downtown Saint John.

Some of the residents, ranging in age from their 20s to 80s, are staying with family and friends while the Red Cross has arranged motel rooms for the others.

The fire was quickly contained, but there was smoke and water damage in several units of the three-storey building.

Authorities are trying to determine the cause.

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