April 30, 2018 9:35 am

About a dozen tenants displaced by downtown Moncton house fire

About a dozen tenants have been displaced by a pre-dawn fire that extensively damaged the back section of a house containing five apartments in downtown Moncton.

Submitted/ Wade Perry

A fire in downtown Moncton in the early hours of Monday has displaced about a dozen tenants.

The Canadian Red Cross says they are helping six tenants with emergency lodging, food and clothing. The other occupants of the Lutz Street house have made their own arrangements.

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The fire was reported at around 4:30 a.m. at 360 Lutz St. There were no injuries, but tenants were briefly evacuated to a Codiac Transit bus as firefighters battled the blaze.

It’s believed the fire began in a recreational camper in the parking lot and spread to the three-storey house. The house’s back section suffered extensive damage.

The Canadian Red Cross says it’s believed the fire began in a trailer that was next to the building.

Submitted/ Wade Perry

The fire also caused minor damage to the back of an adjacent building, which was a former curling club that is now used by community organizations.

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