WOLFVILLE, N.S. - One person escaped from an upstairs apartment after fire broke out in a two-storey building in Wolfville late Tuesday night.
The fire, in a building housing Danji restaurant, was reported at about 11 p.m. June 1.2. The initial call to Wolfville firefighters said there may be someone trapped on a deck on the second floor.
The first firefighter arriving on scene reported significant fire at the back of the building on Elm Street, just off Main Street.
That was was where stairs led to a deck and the entrance door to the apartment. Less than 10 minutes after firefighters arrived, fire was coming out the window the woman had escaped through.
Wolfville fire chief Todd Crowell said the fire appeared to start at the back of the building on the outside, and then spread up and through the second floor. A representative from the Office of the Fire Marshal is on his way to the scene to investigate the cause.
The back end of the building was extensively damaged and the front of a shed behind the building also burned. The neighbouring Troy restaurant, about five metres away, suffered heat damage to its exterior.
Firefighters from Hantsport, Greenwich and New Minas were also called to the scene.