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Crews still at Brandon fire

Firefighters are still at the scene of a massive blaze in Brandon, Man., that damaged or destroyed several buildings in the city's downtown.

Fears that the flames could continue spreading to other nearby buildings diminished by late yesterday afternoon, but the city tweeted this morning that crews were still at one of the affected buildings.

There were no reported injuries in the fire, but among the structures worst hit by damage is a 58-unit apartment building, where many of the suites were managed by community groups.

The city says that as of Sunday morning, 93 adults and 57 children had registered at an evacuation centre.

Residents have been placed by the Red Cross at a local hotel.

Manitoba's minister of municipal affairs, Jeff Wharton, tweeted late Saturday night that he had spoken with Brandon Mayor Rick Chrest about the devastating fire to offer provincial support.



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