Dartmouth Apartment Fire Claims Life, Leaves Over 100 Displaced

The scene as fire crews tended to the apartment complex. Photo: Pete Stevens

A fire in north-end Dartmouth early Saturday morning has left one person dead, as well as displaced well over a hundred residents.

Halifax Regional Fire was called to an apartment complex on Primrose Street at around 3:30AM, where firefighters were met with what was described as a fire that began on the third floor.

Ten crews were dispatched to fight the fire. 24 firefighters in total battled the blaze. As of Saturday night, there has been no determination whether the fire was suspicious.

The Red Cross is working with the city to set up another shelter for tenants affected by the Primrose Street fire, and is also trying to determine other needs such as food and clothing, while the Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia can arrange emergency sheltering of displaced pets.


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