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Fire displaces families at Mass. apartment complex

July 23, 2013

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A fire at an apartment complex has displaced families living in one of the buildings.

Fire Chief Brian Duggan tells The Springfield Republican (bit.ly/17yLUs3) the fire started around 2 p.m. Monday in the basement of Building 2 of the Meadowbrook Apartments and then spread. He says one resident suffered minor injuries.

The American Red Cross says 15 families were displaced and that the apartment complex management is finding them accommodations. The Red Cross is assisting with food and clothing.

Duggan did not say how long the building will be uninhabitable.

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