Woman hospitalized after rescue from burning Halifax apartment

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Halifax firefighters rescued a woman from a smokey apartment after the building caught on fire Sunday night.

In an interview, Halifax Fire and Emergency Services district chief Brad Connors said 10 units, including the district chief and the platoon captain, responded to an apartment building on Herring Cove Road shortly after 10 p.m.

Crews were told there was smoke on the third floor of the nine-unit building, and they also saw “heavy smoke conditions” coming from one of the windows on the third floor, Connors said.

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“The crews made entry into the apartment, did a search and found the fire, and they also found a victim,” said Connors. “So they extinguished the fire and extricated the victim.”

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Firefighters did CPR on the victim before she was taken to hospital by paramedics. Connors could not say as of Monday morning what her condition was.

He said the cause of the fire, which was contained to that apartment, has not yet been determined.

UPDATE: Halifax Fire and Emergency’s investigation classified this fire as accidental. The summary noted the ignition source was determined to be a stove top burner, and that the origin was the kitchen.

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