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Family makes ‘dramatic exit’ to evacuate house fire in Herring Cove

A family safely evacuated their home in Herring Cove, N.S., as it was engulfed in flames Friday morning. Global News

A family of four was forced to evacuate their home as flames engulfed the house early Friday morning in Herring Cove, N.S.

District fire Chief Scott Shaffner said the department received a call about the fire around 4 a.m. and when crews arrived on scene, Shaffner said the fire was fully involved.

He said at one time, there were seven trucks on scene.

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Residents of the home, two adults and two children, were standing outside upon arrival of fire trucks.

“No injuries,” said Shaffner, “but they did have quite a dramatic exit from the house.”

He said the two children and one of the adults jumped off the back deck of the house to evacuate.

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“The house is basically a total loss,” he said.

The cause of the fire is still unknown and investigators are on scene, Shaffner said.

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