Up to twelve people are temporarily homeless after the brick facade of a historically designated house containing three apartments in Saint John collapsed Friday night.
A release states Canadian Red Cross volunteers have assisted a woman and two children from one apartment, and a couple with three children from a second unit, with emergency purchases of clothing, food and other essentials.
The aid agency says it also covered the taxi fare for the second family to travel to Moncton to stay with relatives or friends, as there was a lack of hotel rooms in the area, and the family had no means of transportation.
Tenants of the third apartment did not require assistance.
The Red Cross says there were no injuries reported from the falling bricks, nor has there been any indication whether tenants may be able to retrieve personal belongings, as the building has been deemed structurally unsafe.
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