1 injured, 20 tenants displaced following fire at Bancroft apartment complex

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Firefighters battled an apartment fire in Bancroft early Monday afternoon – Aug 23, 2021

One person was injured as fire tore through an apartment complex in Bancroft on Monday afternoon.

Around 12:30 p.m., crews responded to reports of a fire at an apartment on 37 Station Street, across from the Community Futures Development building and just a few metres north of two businesses — Bancroft Community Transit and Harvest Moon Whole Sales.

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In a tweet at 3 p.m., Bancroft OPP stated there were “no serious injuries.”

Sgt. Ann Collins told Global News Peterborough one male suffered minor burns.

Approximately 20 people were displaced from their homes as a result of the fire, she said.

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“Seems everyone was able to get out OK,” she said.

The roadway was closed as fighters tackled the blaze under 30 C weather.

Collins said outside agencies have been called in to assist the displaced tenants.

Global News Peterborough has reached to the fire department for additional details.

— More to come.

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