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Sixty displaced after Robinson Street fire


October 6, 2013

MONCTON – At 7:53 a.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2013, the Moncton Fire Department responded to a 54 unit apartment fire at 257 Robinson Street (Robinson Residence). Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy fire on a balcony. The fire was quickly contained and brought under control at 8:09.
 
Extensive fire damage was caused by the fire on balconies beside and above the fire. The fire did not enter the building; however a sprinkler head was activated in a unit above the fire which caused extensive water damage to a portion of the building.

Fire Investigators are on-scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

Approximately 60 residents are currently displaced until the building can be rendered safe for habitation. They are being cared for by the Red Cross. Codiac Transpo is supplying 2 buses to keep the residents safe and warm.

No injuries were reported as a result of this fire. MFD responded with 4 fire trucks, 1 rescue and a chief officer with 20 personnel.

The MFD reiterates the importance of installing smoke alarms, and practicing an escape plan with your family.

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Media Contact:

Brian Gaudet
Platoon Chief, MFD
506-853-3404

Mélanie Cécyre
Communications Officer
City of Moncton
melanie.cecyre@moncton.ca