Firefighters stop apartment blaze early - Metro US

Firefighters stop apartment blaze early

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.

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