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1 hospitalized in Queen Alexandra neighbourhood fire

Fire damaged a south Edmonton apartment building on April 14, 2024. (Cam Wiebe/CTV News Edmonton) Fire damaged a south Edmonton apartment building on April 14, 2024. (Cam Wiebe/CTV News Edmonton)
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One person was hospitalized after a fire at a multi-unit building south of Whyte Avenue Sunday evening.

The fire near 80 Avenue and 106 Street was reported just before 9:30 p.m.

Firefighters had it under control before 11 p.m. and declared it extinguished just after midnight.

According to the building manager, a company called Rentex, the fire was contained to two units. 

In total, nine fire trucks were called to the scene, in addition to EMS.

A Rentex spokesperson told CTV News Edmonton the patient was an "older" man who was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. 

They said he was expected to be released from hospital on Monday, at which point, he would be provided a hotel room, like the other residents had been. 

The company estimated about three dozen people were displaced. The building consists of 18 units. 

Rentex said restoration work would likely take a few days. 

With files from CTV News Edmonton's Connor Hogg

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