February 10, 2019 12:35 pm

Fire at downtown Halifax gym forces evacuation of hotel

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A fire in a nearby GoodLife Fitness gym caused a hotel in downtown Halifax to be evacuated on Saturday after smoke-filled the building.

Halifax Fire and Emergency said guests were evacuated from the Barrington Hotel, formerly known as the Delta Barrington, into the food court of the Scotia Square Mall.

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No injuries occurred as a result of the incident and the hotel reopened shortly before 11:30 p.m.

A section of Barrington Street between Cogswell Street and Duke Street was closed for approximately an hour.

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