No injuries reported in Eastern Passage fire early Tuesday

Crews stand in front of a duplex on McKay Lane in Eastern Passage, N.S., following a fire early Tuesday. (Paul Palmeter/CBC - image credit)
Crews stand in front of a duplex on McKay Lane in Eastern Passage, N.S., following a fire early Tuesday. (Paul Palmeter/CBC - image credit)

No one was injured during an early morning duplex fire in Eastern Passage, N.S., Tuesday.

Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency received a call about a fire on McKay Lane around 7:45 a.m. AT.

Kevin Dean, the assistant deputy chief, said the structure was "fully involved" when crews arrived.

"[The fire] was through the roof so they immediately went into defensive operations, which means they fought the fire from the exterior," Dean said Tuesday morning.

Paul Palmeter/CBC
Paul Palmeter/CBC

Several crews were called in to fight the fire, and Dean said a tanker was called to assist with water supply.

The fire was extinguished by mid-morning. Dean said the building has "extensive damage" but all residents were able to get out safely.

He said fire investigators are now on scene, and the cause is still to be determined.

The Canadian Red Cross has also been called to assist the residents.

Paul Palmeter/CBC
Paul Palmeter/CBC

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