Fire damages downtown Bathurst building

A fire in downtown Bathurst on Tuesday, January 3rd led to the evacuation of several apartments and damaged a restaurant scheduled to open in two weeks.

Eight people in all were displaced with six staying with family or friends for the time being.

The Red Cross says it has assisted the two other individuals.

Firefighters contained the flames to the upstairs apartments of the King Avenue building and officials say there were no injuries.

The afternoon fire happened just across the street from where a large blaze claimed a historic section of the city in November 2015. 

That fire destroyed two buildings, damaged two others and left 50 people displaced.