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Train station fire prompts investigation

Fire crews were still investigating last evening after a blaze broke out in Halifax’s main train station.

Workers at the Via Rail station on Hollis Street reportedly smelled smoke and called 911 at approximately 3:20 p.m., said platoon Chief Mike Blackburn. When firefighters arrived, the building’s alarm system had started to sound and smoke had spread throughout the second and third floors.

“On further investigation, it was determined that the fire originated on the second floor,” Blackburn said. “We do know that there were some workers working on the exterior of the building, however we haven’t determined an exact cause.”

According to Blackburn, the fire had been contained by 4 p.m. There was minimal damage to the building, and everyone was evacuated “without a hitch,” he added.

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