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Fire station damaged in New Year’s Day blaze

Jan. 2, 2015, Halifax - Dozens of Halifax-area fire crews were called in to battle a blaze at one of their own fire stations on New Year's Day.

January 2, 2015
By The Canadian Press

Halifax Fire division commander Lloyd Currie says the fire at the three-bay volunteer fire station (on Old Sambro Road) broke out around 9:45 a.m.

Currie says black smoke could be seen billowing out of the garage doors as roughly 12 fire crews fought the flames.

He says firefighters were able to remove a fire engine, a tanker truck and a rescue pickup truck from the building before they were damaged.

Currie says the fire started in the back corner of the building and the station was extensively damaged, but not destroyed.

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No one was injured and the cause is under investigation.