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The news has gone from bad to worse for dozens of residents forced from their homes last weekend following a devastating fire at a three storey apartment building on Adelaide Street.

All 42 units have been deemed uninhabitable thanks to a combination of fire, smoke and water damage, meaning some of the units will have to be rebuilt from scratch while others will require significant repair work.

Damage has been estimated at being at least between $1-2 million.

More than 100 people lived at the building between Oxford and Cheapside and those who don’t have family or friends in the area have been put up in hotels by the city of London but that accommodation plan ends on Thursday.

City officials are now working with displaced residents to find temporary housing.

The investigation into the cause of Saturday’s fire continues.

Source: Units “Uninhabitable” Following Apartment Fire | (CFPL AM) AM 980