North Preston fire

Home on Clarence Street heavily damaged. Home is owned by Metro Housing. (Paul Palmeter/CBC )

Firefighters in Halifax are holding the scene of a fire in North Preston after a bungalow went up in flames on Saturday morning.

Crews were called to the Clarence Street home around 11 a.m.

Mike Blackburn, division commander with Halifax Fire, said people were inside the home at the time, but no one was hurt.  

“Upon arrival the crews were faced with a fully involved structure fire. The fire has been extinguished. Crews are in the process of checking for hot spots and doing some overhaul,” he said.

The house is still standing, but crews said there is plenty of damage inside.

There is no word yet on how it started.

Meanwhile, the RCMP are investigating a house fire that broke out in New Germany just before 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Police said no one was home at the time. The structure on Highway 208 suffered fire, smoke and water damage.

The cause has not been determined.