Firefighters were called to the Dartmouth Sportsplex just after four a.m. after a fire started in the sauna of the men’s change room.
The facility filled with smoke as the flames were extinguished. The sauna was destroyed.
One firefighter was injured after falling about two metres off the roof. He was treated by paramedics on the scene.
The fitness centre will be closed for the day, but all programming and day camps will go ahead as scheduled. The pool will likely be open by noon. Maritime Physiotherapy is open for business.
Anyone looking for information about what is open and closed is asked to call the front desk at the Sportsplex for details.