UPDATED: Cause of Lockview Road house fire determined

FALL RIVER: The cause of the fire that engulfed a Lockview Road home in Fall River on July 17 has been determined as electrical.

In their report posted on the Halifax.ca/fire investigations summary, fire investigators determined the ignition source for the fire that occurred about 5:50 p.m.

“Fire investigators have determined the area of origin to be a living room,” the summary report said. “The cause of this fire is classified as accidental.”

The fire sent crews from Station 45 Fall River, Station 42 (Wellington), Station 41 Waverley, Station 43 Grand Lake and Station 10 (Sackville) and Station 9 (Lower Sackville). HRM Fire Division commander and District Captain were also at the fire.

Lloyd Currie, Halifax Fire divisional commander, said upon arrival crews encountered heavy fire at the rear of the home.

“They knocked the bulk of the fire down from the outside and transitioned to the interior,” said Currie in an earlier interview. “There is extensive damage to the home.”

A firefighter walks by the shoulder near the house that was extensively damaged by fire. (Healey photo)

The homeowners were not home at the time of the fire, but arrived at the scene shortly after being notified.