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Fire Department responds to early morning apartment fire

A fire started in a second floor unit of this building on 97 Avenue early Sunday morning.
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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Fire Department responded to an early morning fire Sunday on 97 avenue.

The call came into the department at 4:15 a.m., that a fire had broken out in a second floor suite of Mono Court apartments.  With a quick response from the Fire Department, crews were able to contain the fire to the one unit.

All residents of the building were evacuated and stayed the rest of the night in a local hotel.  The resident who lived in the affected unit, was taken to hospital for precautionary reasons.  Most of the residents will be allowed to return to their units once the Fire Department completes it’s investigation and the building is deemed safe.

Although there is minor damage to exterior of the building, the unit where the fire started was heavily damaged.  The apartment under the affected unit, may have also been damaged by water.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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