Hastings-Quinte Social Services continues to assist residents of a Belleville apartment building who had to be evacuated last Friday because of a fire.
Thirty-seven people were rescued from the seniors’ social services building on Turnbull Street after fire broke out on the second floor, causing heavy smoke and heat damage.
Social Services executive director Steve Gatward says staff and Red Cross workers helped and most were accommodated in motels.
Gatward says it will be a while before the residents may return.
Fire damage could be as high as $275,000.