March 26, 2016 7:34 am

Most tenants return home following fire at Halifax apartment building

The investigation into a fire at 179 Lacewood Drive continues.

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Most of the tenants forced out of their apartments by a fire this week in Halifax have now returned home.

An overnight fire forced nearly two dozen people from a 16-unit apartment building on Lacewood Drive in Clayton Park on Friday.

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The blaze extensively damaged two apartments on the second and third floors of the building. There was also water and smoke damage through adjacent units.

The Canadian Red Cross had set up a reception centre at the Captain William Spry Community Centre in Spryfield until Friday afternoon to help those who were displaced.

Late Friday, all tenants, except those who were directly affected by the fire-damaged units, were allowed back home.

There were no injuries reported by any of the tenants, but one firefighter was slightly injured following an electrical shock.

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