By Associated Press - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont firefighters have quickly contained a fire that broke out in an apartment building in Montpelier in sub-zero weather, displacing tenants of the eight units.

No one was injured but a tenant says a pet bird died in the blaze on Tuesday.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and is not considered to be suspicious.

It started in the basement and spread to a main floor apartment.

A maintenance man working in an apartment noticed the smoke and called 911.

Fire officials say the Red Cross was helping tenants find housing.

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