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Dumpster fire at Atlantica Hotel quickly put out by Halifax Fire

Halifax Fire and Emergency crews respond to a dumpster fire at the  Atlantica Hotel.
Halifax Fire and Emergency crews respond to a dumpster fire at the Atlantica Hotel. Alexander Quon/Global News

A fire in a dumpster at the Atlantica Hotel on Quinpool Road was quickly smothered by Halifax Fire and Emergency crews on Sunday.

Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after 9 a.m., with police and fire trucks blocking off a stretch of Quinpool Road between Robie Street and Vernon Street.

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Two fire engines and an aerial unit responded to the scene.

The hotel had already begun evacuating when fire crews swiftly smothered the fire.

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The exterior of the building suffered minor damage in the incident, which remains under investigation.

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