Canadian Red Cross aids 16 after Moncton apartment fire

A fire forced the tenants of an 18-unit apartment building in Moncton out into the cold late on Tuesday night.

The Canadian Red Cross says the fire in the three-storey building at 58 Morton Avenue was reported shortly after 10:00 p.m.

Even though it was contained to one-upper level unit, smoke spread throughout the building and tenants were forced to take refuge from the cold in a Codiac Transpo bus while firefighters dealt with the blaze.

A Canadian Red Cross press release says some other units also sustained water damage.

Red Cross volunteers arranged emergency lodging and meals for 16 tenants from 10 apartments, while tenants of the other eight apartments made their own arrangements.