- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - Officials say 11 families have been displaced after a three-alarm fire ripped through an apartment building in Lewiston.

Flames broke out Tuesday evening at the apartment building downtown.

Fire crews from neighboring towns including Auburn and Sabattus responded to the scene to help get the fire under control.

Officials say everyone inside made it out safely.

The Red Cross is providing the displaced families with food, clothing and emergency shelter.

Neighbors tell WGME-TV that the blaze brings back bad memories of the arson fires in Lewiston last year.

The cause of Tuesday’s fire remains under investigation.

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