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Ten adults and two children who were displaced by a fast-moving fire that damaged the two-story, eight-unit Royal Apartments at 8521 Porter Road in the Town of Niagara Tuesday are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

Eighty firefighters from 12 fire companies had to be put to work after the fire was reported about 1:45 p.m.

Niagara County Fire Coordinator Jonathan F. Schultz said fire began in a second-floor apartment and spread rapidly through a 2-foot crawl space between the second-floor ceiling and the roof. No injuries were reported and the cause remains under investigation. No estimate of total damages has been released yet.

Schultz said the first companies on the scene were the Niagara Active Hose, Upper Mountain and Frontier fire companies. A call for extensive mutual aid then had to be put out to deal with the fire.