Small fire at Dartmouth General Hospital controlled quickly
Cause of fire unknown; Nova Scotia Health Authority says it happened in a back stairwell
Firefighters were able to knock down a small fire at the Dartmouth General Hospital late Tuesday afternoon.
It started in a back stairwell of the facility, the Nova Scotia Health Authority said in an email.
Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency said it was notified about the fire at about 4:22 p.m.
Some smoke spread through the building, Halifax Fire said.
Patients gathered in common areas temporarily, but were able to go back to units a short time later.
No external evacuation was necessary, the health authority said.
Halifax Fire said the fire was brought under control fairly quickly.