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Early-morning fire in Kathleen Street apartment building

Two people who live in the affected unit have been displaced
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A fire broke out at a seven-unit residential building on Kathleen Street Saturday, April 30.

Two people have been displaced after a fire in a seven-unit apartment building on Kathleen Street near Notre Dame Avenue early Saturday morning.

Greater Sudbury Fire Services Deputy Chief Jesse Oshell said firefighters were called to the scene at 9:14 a.m. 

The fire had been extinguished as of shortly after 10 a.m. Kathleen Street was still closed as of just before 10 a.m. due to firefighting operations in the area.

Oshell said the fire was “relatively contained to one unit,” and the occupants of that unit were out at the time of the incident.

“They returned as we were on scene,” he said.

Firefighters searched all of the units to make sure everyone was out safe, and there was “nobody left in any of the units.”

One of the tenants was checked out on scene by paramedics, but was not transported to hospital.

While the two occupants of the unit where the fire took place have been displaced, the rest of the tenants are able to return to their homes. The affected tenants have been connected with Red Cross for temporary accommodations.

Oshell said there was general smoke and fire damage in the affected unit, with a rough damage estimate of $10,000 to $15,000.

He said he does not have an official cause for the fire yet, and he said he does not believe that the fire would be considered suspicious.

While no cause is yet available, Oshell did give a fire safety message of being cautious with indoor smoking, and ensuring people extinguish smoking materials before leaving the building.