Eighty-five residents in Dartmouth are still waiting to learn when they can go home after a fire tore through their four-storey apartment building on Thursday evening.

The tenants are waiting on an inspection team for the building’s insurance brokers to finish its investigation to determine which apartments are safe to reoccupy after a two-floor blaze engulfed the 73-unit building at 50 Roleika Dr. That inspection is expected to wrap up today.

While no one was hurt, the fire caused significant damage to the building and left its tenants homeless.

While most of the tenants found places to stay with family and friends in the area, the Canadian Red Cross helped 19 people find shelter in a nearby community centre.

It took firefighters about an hour to get the blaze under control.

The cause remains unknown.