Nova Scotia

Blaze damages south-end Halifax home

A south end Halifax home was damaged by fire just before 6:30 a.m., according to Halifax firefighters.

A south end Halifax home was damaged by fire just before 6:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Halifax firefighters.

The home, at 1454 Birchdale Ave., was empty at the time of the fire.

A search on Canada 411 indicated that the home's residents are Jim and Marcie Spatz, and real estate site ViewPoint.ca said the home is assessed at just over $2 million.

Spatz is the CEO of Southwest Properties, and is a developer of both residential and commercial properties.

"It's been very stubborn as the fire did get into a lot of hidden spaces and attic spaces in the building, but the good news, the important thing is no one was hurt this morning ... we've got about six engines on scene right now, that's about 25 firefighters," said Halifax Fire spokesman Dave Meldrum. 

Meldrum said the fire had done "significant damage" to the three-storey home's garage, the space above it and some damage to the home, as well.

No word yet on a possible cause.

  

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