Twelve people escaped unharmed from an early morning fire in downtown Dartmouth yesterday.
Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Services responded to reports of a fire at a three-storey apartment building on the corner of Dundas and Portland streets just after 6 a.m. yesterday.
The Red Cross says tenants could return to the building as early as today, though four apartments near the back of the building were extensively damaged.
“The firefighting crews did a really good job stopping (this) one early,” said Capt. Dave Meldrum of Halifax fire, adding the cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
A first-floor pub and a laundromat escaped damage from the blaze. Five pets inside the building also got out unharmed.