Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire in a fourth-floor residence at a Brunswick Street apartment complex yesterday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to Scotia Towers at 1991 Brunswick Street at 1:10 p.m. after a caller reported smoke wafting from a balcony.
Some residents were evacuated due to the sprinkler system going off, and some were kept inside the lobby to keep them away from falling glass.
Melanie Dobbin, who lives in the unit next to the apartment that was on fire, said she heard a “popping sound” and then the alarms went off.
“You could smell wires burning,” said the woman with her two birds and cat outside the building. “And then there was a flood of black water coming down the hallway.”
Halifax regional fire service spokesman Dave Meldrum said the fire was extinguished quickly there were no injuries.

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