Nova Scotia

Residents of 2 apartments escape house fire in Truro

Four people have been displaced following an early-morning fire in a Truro house containing two apartments.

Fire Chief Blois Curry says the building will be a 'writeoff'

The building was engulfed when firefighters arrived. (Submitted by Blois Currie)

Four people have been displaced following a fire early Sunday morning in a Truro house containing two apartments, the Red Cross says. 

Volunteers are helping four adults with clothing, food and lodging, the organization said in a press release. Three people lived in one unit and another person in the second unit of 51 Park Street. 

Firefighters were alerted to a fire in the building at about 6:15 a.m. Sunday and had it suppressed by 7 a.m., said Fire Chief Blois Currie.

Everyone who was inside when the fire started escaped unharmed thanks, in part, to smoke detectors, Currie said.

He said it's too early to speculate on how the fire started.

"The building will be a writeoff," Currie said.

Part of Park Street between Queen Street and Normandy Avenue was closed as emergency crews responded. 

With files from Blair Sanderson

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