Two people have been displaced by an overnight fire in a small bungalow containing two apartments in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
St. John’s Regional crews were called to a fire on Cashin Avenue just after midnight last night. Platoon Chief Rick DeHaan said that firefighters were alerted to the blaze by a resident of the home, and arrived a short time later to find the fire in a bedroom.
It was quickly brought under control but the rear unit of the two-apartment home sustained fire, smoke, and water damage, while the second apartment was smoke damaged.
There were no reported injuries to occupants of either apartment, and two cats were rescued by firefighters. Several pet rats were also brought from the burning home by their owner.
Disaster volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross are helping a man from one apartment and a woman from the other unit with emergency lodging, food, clothing purchases and other basics.
Photos by Earl Noble