Advanced Education and Skills Minister Kevin O’Brien says the province will help displaced senior citizens in St. John’s until they can move back into their apartment complex that caught fire earlier this week.
Almost 180 residents were evacuated from Maplewood Place apartments on Shaw Street after the fire broke out late Wednesday afternoon.
Many of them have since been placed in hotels.
O’Brien, in Corner Brook for cabinet meetings, said Friday that his department is working with the apartment complex’s owners and will continue to look after the residents who have nowhere else to go.
“We have a number of them put up in hotels and will continue to do that as long as it is required,” said O’Brien.