Halifax firefighters snuffed out flames at a home in Spryfield on Thursday afternoon.
Firefighters were called to the house on Tartan Avenue at 2:35 p.m. AT.
"Crews arrived fairly quickly, were faced with heavy fire conditions out of the front window and made a fast attack on the fire," said Brad Connors, Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency's district chief.
Four people were at home at the time of the fire: two adults and two teens. Connors said they managed to get out of the house safely. He said paramedics are checking them out as a precaution.
In addition to the people in the home, there were also some animals.
"The crews did rescue a couple of cats from the residence who I believe are OK at this time, but I can't confirm that," Connors said.
He said investigators would be at the scene later in the day to see if they can determine the cause of the fire.
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