UPDATED: Fire crews respond to early morning structure fire

Firefighters bunker gear and helmets hang. (Healey file photo)

WINDSOR JUNCTION: No one was injured during an early morning structure fire in Windsor Junction that saw firefighters from four area departments respond to the scene.

Assistant Chief Kevin Dean said fire crews were paged out at 2:10 a.m. for a report of a house fire on Lawrence Robinson Lane in Windsor Junction.

Thirty-one firefighters from Station 45 (Quint, Engine, and Tanker); along with Engine 9 (Metropolitan Lower Sackville); Engine 8 (Bedford); and Tac 12 and Engine 12 Dartmouth were paged out to the scene.

The split entry residence had heavy fire upon first on scene fire crews arrival and fire in the yard.

“Upon arrival crews had fire on the exterior and interior,” said Dean this morning.

“Crews operated in the Offensive strategy and had fire control around 2:44 a.m.”

The fire scene was adjacent to the rail lines so 45 Captain requested the rail lines be shut down as firefighters battled the blaze, according to a Firefighters of N.S. post.

Shortly after arrival, crews that were fighting the fire inside the house reported they had the fire knocked down.

HRM Fire Investigators arrived on the scene at about 4:42 a.m.

Fire crews were being released from the scene as they packed up at approximately 4 a.m.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, said Dean.