No injuries reported in Edmonton apartment fire, but 85 residents displaced

There’s been another fire at a large Edmonton apartment complex, just three weeks after a major blaze at a separate apartment building left more than 100 people homeless.

EDMONTON — There’s been another fire at a large Edmonton apartment complex, just three weeks after a major blaze at a separate apartment building left more than 100 people homeless.

Fire department spokesman Tim Wilson says Wednesday’s fire began just before 8 p.m.

Wilson says everyone got out and there were no injuries.

Resident Cody Anderson says he heard the fire alarm going off, but ignored it because it goes off all the time.

But Anderson says when somebody knocked on his door to say there were flames, he knew it was time to go.

Fifteen minutes after crews arrived, a mayday was called to order firefighters out of the building because it appeared the roof was in danger of collapsing.

They then began fighting the flames from outside, and two hours later were able to get the fire under control.

Up to 85 residents have been displaced. Dozens were being kept warm on ETS buses, and many are being helped by the Red Cross.

The fire in January was sparked by a plumber’s torch that ignited insulation. Investigators say the fire smoulder for more than three hours before anyone called 911.

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