Longtime Acadia Street resident dies in house fire

An unconscious man was removed from a burning house in Halifax on Thursday afternoon, according to witnesses.

Remembered as 'just a wonderful man'

A 92-year-old man who was removed from a burning home in Halifax on Thursday has died.

When firefighters arrived at the home on the 3600 block of Acadia Street there were flames and thick black smoke coming out of the windows.

Neighbour Corinne Smith said when the fire broke out they could hear the man calling for help.

Deputy Chief Roy Hollet said they found him on the second floor.

Firefighters and paramedics performed CPR on the front lawn, but he died in hospital.

His name hasn't been released.

Neighbours said the man has lived on the street for 75 years.

“He’s a very nice man, walked at least 25 times a day. Never hurt anybody in his life," said Smith. "He was just a wonderful man."