Crews respond to fire in Halifax’s south end near Dalhousie University
A south-end Halifax street near the campuses of Dalhousie and Saint Mary’s universities was shut down Thursday morning as fire crews responded to a building fire.
The call came in at around 7 a.m. at a small apartment building where students live on Edward Street between University Avenue and South Street.
There were no injuries reported but 11 tenants will be temporarily displaced while the investigation continues.
It’s actually a triplex with 11 DAL students living here. One of the main floor tenants told me the fire started up… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
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One of the tenants told Global News it’s believed the fire began upstairs in the rear of the building, but no one was home at the time.
“To be honest I don’t really know what happened, I just came home at like 8:00 in the morning and the house was just on fire. Cops, fire trucks and everything,” the tenant said.
“There was definitely a lot of smoke damage, the roof was gone in my building and I don’t know, it was just a crazy scene today.”
The building’s landlord was on scene and says he will be providing accommodations for the tenants at another property he owns.
— With files from Jesse Thomas
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