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Canadian Red Cross assists tenants displaced by burst water pipe in Saint John

The Canadian Red Cross is assisting three tenants who have been displaced in Saint John. Alexa MacLean/Global News

The Canadian Red Cross has assisted a person after three people were temporarily displaced when a frozen water pipe burst at an apartment building in Saint John, N.B.

Dan Bedell, a spokesperson with the Red Cross, says the pipe burst at approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday on the top floor of a building at 183 St. John St., sending water into the unit on that floor and the two below it.

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The fire department cut power to the three units for safety reasons.

The flooding affected one side of the six-unit structure that forms part of a block-long complex owned by the New Brunswick Housing Corporation. Other tenants in the building were not impacted.

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Volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross arranged emergency lodging and meals and other help for a woman from an apartment on the first floor.

A man from the second-storey unit indicated he’d stay with a relative while the woman who lived in the third-storey apartment made her own arrangements, leaving before volunteers had a chance to speak with her.

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Bedell says there is no word on how long it may take to clean up flood damage and complete any of the repairs required.

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