Nova Scotia

Fire leaves 50 homeless for the next 6 months, at least

The company that owns the now destroyed Lexington Court apartments said it will be six to eight months before dozens of people can move back into their Lower Sackville homes after a fire ravaged a large section of the building on Saturday.

Section of Lower Sackville apartment complex uninhabitable

Ward Crawley captured this footage of the apartment fire on his phone. 0:16

The company that owns the now destroyed Lexington Court apartments said it will be six to eight months before dozens of people can move back into their Lower Sackville homes after a fire ravaged a large section of the building on Saturday.

Timbercreek said it plans to completely rebuild the damaged section.

The company said it has a zero vacancy rate in the rest of its buildings so they're working with other landlords in the area to find space for more than 50 people.

Timbercreek says it could be six to eight months before it can rebuild the burnt Lexington building. (Carolyn Ray/CBC)

 

Most of the tenants use social services, so the government is also involved.

Halifax Regional firefighters were called to Lexington Court apartments at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

Witnesses said pieces of the building were falling off.

One person was treated at the scene, but there were no reports of serious injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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