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Fire in Sackville, NB displaces 9 tenants, including Mount Allison University students

An undisclosed number of people have been displaced as a result of a fire in Sackville, N.B., on Tuesday. Courtesy of Wade Perry

A fire in downtown Sackville, N.B., has displaced nine tenants, including students from the nearby Mount Allison University.

Sackville Fire Chief Craig Browser said the fire broke out on Tuesday shortly before 9 p.m., in downtown Sackville, N.B., near the intersection of Bridge and Main streets.

Bowser said the rear of the building located at Willow Lane is where most of the damage is located.

He said the fire has rendered the building unliveable at this time.

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The Amherst Fire Department, Point Butte Fire Department and Dorchester Fire Department assisted in fighting the blaze.

Bowser said approximately 50 firefighters were on scene and they blaze was eventually brought under control at 1:30 a.m.

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No one was injured.

In a Facebook post, Mount Allison University said that the fire impacted off-campus student housing but that all students living in the building are safe.

“The University has been in contact with the students affected and will ensure they have housing and additional supports as needed,” the Facebook post read.

The Town of Sackville said that all displaced residents were set up with temporary accommodations.

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RCMP, Ambulance New Brunswick, and New Brunswick Power all assisted at the scene, according to a Facebook post from the Sackville Fire Department.

The Sackville Fire Department and the local RCMP detachment did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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