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Fire guts Halifax apartment building, leaving 20 people homeless

More than 20 people are homeless after a fire Saturday morning tore through an apartment building in Halifax.

The Canadian Red Cross says the blaze began shortly after midnight on the upper level of the three-storey building.

The fire gutted most of the 12 apartments in one section of the building.

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But firefighters were able to stop the blaze from spreading to the rest of the 48-unit complex.

Red Cross disaster volunteers are helping some of the tenants with emergency clothing and food.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

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