Edmonton firefighters extinguish apartment fire near Whyte Avenue

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Edmonton Fire Rescue Services were called to the Douglas Manor, an apartment building with historic designation located near 107th Street and 83rd Avenue, early Saturday morning. (Scott Neufeld/CBC - image credit)
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services were called to the Douglas Manor, an apartment building with historic designation located near 107th Street and 83rd Avenue, early Saturday morning. (Scott Neufeld/CBC - image credit)

Edmonton firefighters worked for about seven hours to put out a fire that ignited in an apartment building near Whyte Avenue early Saturday morning.

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services were called to the Douglas Manor, an apartment building with historic designation located near 107th Street and 83rd Avenue around the Garneau neighbourhood, shortly before 3:45 a.m., a city spokesperson said.

Five crews arrived on scene minutes later. They finally got the fire under control around 8:45 a.m., and it was extinguished shortly before 11 a.m., the spokesperson said.

No injuries have been reported.

The top floor of the apartment complex sustained serious damage, but the spokesperson was unable to confirm how many people will be displaced, if any.

Fire investigators are still on scene, the spokesperson said.

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