So there were 12 units in the building that burned at the corner of Prince and Sydney streets in Charlottetown today, meaning that several dozen people's homes were destroyedby fire/smoke/water damage. (Nearby businesses and homes were also evacuated and a thick cloud of smoke continued to hang over the city for several hours after firefighters arrived on the scene.)
People interviewed by CBC and the Guardian noted that they had lost pretty much everything: clothes, books, all personal effects.
The local Red Cross has been helping, and will be providing shelter for a few days, as well as clothing and some basic necessities.
They accept donations.
Something else I found out this evening is that the vast majority of firefighters in Charlottetown are actually volunteers!