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Greater Sudbury apartment fire leaves one in hospital, 30 displaced


An apartment fire in Greater Sudbury Saturday evening has left one man in critical condition and displaced 30 residents.

Fire crews were called to a structural fire at Benvenuto Apartments on Ramsey View Court at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Deputy Fire Chief Jesse Oshell told CTV News one person was taken to hospital with burns and smoke inhalation.

Officials said that the fire was contained to one unit on the fifth floor, but firefighters evacuated the building to ensure the safety of all residents.

Although the fire was contained to a single unit, several apartments suffered smoke and water damage. Fire services is working with the Red Cross to assist the approximately 30 residents of the building that will be displaced by the incident.

Oshell said it is too early to determine the cause of the fire but advised it began in the apartment’s bedroom.

Crews from five stations attended the call with additional backup received from volunteer firefighters.

“Fire crews (worked) within the building to evacuate smoke, to test for carbon monoxide and to do a floor-by-floor search,” said Oshell.

Fire crews were on scene for several hours along with other first responders.

“Assisting with the evacuation and the security of the residents so we are working together collaboratively, police services are here, they're assisting us with residents and traffic control,” said Oshell, in an interview with CTV News.

“Paramedic services are here as I mentioned, they're insuring that residents are getting checked out, any health concerns or needs are addressed immediately.”

Police and Fire on Scene Benvenuto Apartments on Jan. 28/23. (Photo courtesy of Terry LeBreton)While the Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate the blaze, officials said the fire is not considered suspicious at this time.

Sudbury fire crews evacuating Benvenuto Apartments on Jan. 28/23. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Kokko) Top Stories

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