- Associated Press - Monday, April 17, 2017

BALTIMORE (AP) - Officials say a fire displaced more than 170 people from an East Baltimore apartment on Easter.

Baltimore City Fire department spokeswoman Blair Adams says the flames erupted on the eighth floor of the Lanvale Towers and spread to multiple apartments Sunday. No one was injured.

Adams says it took firefighters about an hour to bring the blaze under control.

Officials say five residents whose apartments were extensively damaged were expected to be displaced for an undetermined period.

The Baltimore Sun reports the building’s management is working on short-term housing.



The American Red Cross says it has opened a shelter and is providing resources as needed.

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