Crews battle fire at New Bedford apartment building

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Crews have knocked down a fire that broke out Wednesday night inside a New Bedford apartment building.

The fire started at about 8:30 p.m. inside a fifth-floor unit at Harborview Towers on South 2nd Street.

The American Red Cross said they are assisting ten families who lived in the building. No injuries were reported.

A photo taken by an eyewitness at the scene shows flames pouring out of the apartment.

A fire official said the cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.