Firefighters stop apartment blaze early

Twelve people escaped unharmed from an early morning fire in downtown Dartmouth yesterday.

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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