Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency crews are still battling a house fire on the Old Guysborough Road near what’s known locally as Wyses Corner.
When fire crews arrived more than one body was found dead inside the home.
The call came in at 4:35 p.m., and crews were on the road to the fire within three minutes.
Five Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency stations responded, along with support from Milford & District Emergency Services as well as Lantz Fire & Emergency Services.
The first truck arrived on scene at 4:55 p.m.
By 11 p.m. firefighters were still unable to enter the building and were fighting hotspots from outside. At its peak there were 10 trucks on scene and approximately 30 firefighters.
What made fighting this fire particularly challenging was the metal roof, which kept the interior of the house extremely hot. Also, there was no natural way for the fire to ventilate out of the top of the house.
Fire investigators are at the scene and given the sensitivities surrounding this fire, investigators with the integrated Halifax Regional Police & RCMP Integrated Major Crime unit are also investigating.