Nine tenants displaced by fire caused by lightning in Moncton: Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross says nine tenants have been displaced following a fire triggered by a lightning strike during a thunder storm in Moncton Friday night. 

The Moncton Fire Department quickly contained the blaze to the attic and one portion of the three-storey house.  

The Canadian Red Cross says the tenants were required to leave the building for safety reasons and until repairs could be made as the electricity to all four apartments had to be disconnected. 

No injuries were reported. 

Disaster volunteers have arranged emergency lodging and meals through the Canada Day long weekend for two adults from one unit. 

The organization says similar assistance might also be provided if required by three other adults, three teens, and a child from the other apartments.