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Fire destroys apartment building in Eskasoni First Nation

The man rescued from the sewer was assessed by paramedics on-site, and taken to hospital for further assessments, according to the district fire chief.
The man rescued from the sewer was assessed by paramedics on-site, and taken to hospital for further assessments, according to the district fire chief. Alexander Quon/Global News

Over two dozen people were displaced Friday after a fire ravaged a 15-unit apartment building in Eskasoni First Nation.

The fire on Sanwell Paul Drive was reported around 1 a.m. and all residents were evacuated with no reported injuries.

The building, however, sustained severe damage.

READ MORE: 3 people displaced after fire destroys house in Clementsport, N.S.

The Eskasoni Band Council and Canadian Red Cross are assisting 21 of the residents in locating emergency shelter, food, clothing and other basics.

Other residents chose to stay with relatives or friends.

Red Cross spokesperson Dan Bedell had no information about the case of the fire, but said all residents were unharmed.

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