Smoke billows from the roof of the house on Cobequid Road in Windsor aJunction on Oct. 1 as firefighters work to get the fire under control. More than 30 firefighters from a variety of stations responded. (Photo by Pete Stevens)

WINDSOR JUNCTION: A woman was taken to hospital following a house fire that shutdown Cobequid Road mid-morning on Oct. 1.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., 24 firefighters from Station 41 (Waverley), Station 45 (Fall River); Tac 45 (Fall River), District 4, Quint 9 (Metropolitan, Sackville), EHS, and Halifax District RCMP were paged out to the scene.

Additional mutual aid responses were requested from Station 8 (Bedford) and Station 10 (Lower Sackville). The volunteers at Station 8 also manned a unit at their station.

Firefighters walk from the fire scene on Cobequid Road in Windsor Junction on Oct. 1. (Photo by Pete Stevens)

Dispatch informed firefighters there were multiple calls made to them informing them there were flames visible, with the callers reporting smoke and flames are at the rear home.

As firefighters arrived, they were met with heavy smoke from the eaves of the house.

“We arrived on scene to a working fire on the back side of the structure,” said Acting District Chief for District 4 Bruce Sangster in a email.

Halifax District RCMP shut down the road near the 960 block of Cobequid Road in Windsor Junction so fire crews could work safely at the house fire. (Photo by Pete Stevens)

According to HRMFireNews on twitter, firefighters from Quint 9 located a dryer on fire in the back corner of the house with an extension into the house. Hand tools were requested from Station 41 engine to help open that area up.

Crews were leaving the scene shortly before 1 p.m. Cobequid Road re-opened to traffic at that time.

Sangster said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.