Fire destroys half of commercial building in Lawrencetown

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Firefighters were called to the 2600 Block of Lawrencetown Road at 3 a.m.  (Paul Palmeter/CBC - image credit)
Firefighters were called to the 2600 Block of Lawrencetown Road at 3 a.m. (Paul Palmeter/CBC - image credit)

Firefighters are on the scene of a fire that has destroyed half of a commercial building on Lawrencetown Road.

Stephen Turner, district chief of Halifax Fire, said crews found flames consuming one side of the building, which was being used for storage, after they were called at 3:01 a.m. The roof had started to collapse.

Centro Pizza is located in the other side of the building and suffered significant smoke and water damage. It was unclear if it could be repaired, he said.

"Crews started putting water on it. We managed to stop the fire before it got significant progress on the second occupancy, which is the pizza store," said Turner. "Crews worked really hard and did a good job to do that."

Paul Palmeter/CBC
Paul Palmeter/CBC

At 6 a.m., Turner said the fire was under control. He said he expected crews would be putting out hot spots for several hours.

Crews had to move six large propane tanks which were next to the property.

Lawrencetown Road is closed to eastbound traffic at Doherty Drive.

Fire investigators arrived at the scene around 6:30 a.m.

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