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Fire damages Burlington apartment house

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Fire damaged an apartment house in downtown Burlington early Wednesday morning.

Crews were called to the building on North Union Street near the corner of Pearl Street at about 3:40 a.m. They found flames coming from the top floor.

All five residents of the building got out safely and no one was hurt. Most of the damage appears to have been contained to the upper two floors.

"Well right now it's hard to say; we're still investigating. At this point, there's not a lot of structural damage except for the third floor. Second floor has a fair amount of fire damage, water damage everywhere," said Joe Keenan, the assistant fire marshal in Burlington.

Seven firefighters had been on route to Boston to attend the funeral of a fallen firefighter when the second alarm forced then to turn around and respond to the scene.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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