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Truro, N.S. apartment fire leaves four people homeless

Four people were displaced after a fire at an apartment building in Truro, N.S., on Jan. 27, 2019.
Four people were displaced after a fire at an apartment building in Truro, N.S., on Jan. 27, 2019. Getty Images File

Four people have been displaced after a fire at an apartment building in Truro, N.S., on Sunday.

The fire was reported shortly after 6 a.m., at 51 Park St.

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The Canadian Red Cross says that one adult required treatment at a local hospital as a result of the fire which extensively damaged the two-storey home.

Volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross are assisting the three adults from one apartment and a single apartment who lived in the other unit.

The agency has provided emergency housing, winter clothing, and other basic necessities to those who needed assistance.

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Blois Currie, fire chief of the Truro Fire Service, told the Red Cross that the apartment’s smoke detectors were working and alerted the residents to the fire — allowing them to get out in time.

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