HALIFAX – An early morning blaze awakened neighbors Sunday in Halifax where they spotted flames just before 4 a.m., at 115 Lingan St., calling 911 and alerting the homeowners.
Firefighters arrived to heavy flames in a bedroom garage, which was converted but was unoccupied at the time of the fire.
The area was separated from the main structure of the home. Firefighters did a great job saving the house said Fire Chief Jason Viveiros, however, due to the high heat the vinyl siding was melted from most of the home.
The Halifax building and wiring inspectors are part of the investigation to check whether the home was in compliance of local codes.
Firefighters were on scene for several hours. While the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, it is not suspicious in nature, Viveiros said.
No individuals were injured, but a small pet perished in the fire. Early estimates put the damage at about $30,000.
Hanson fire provided mutual aid at the Halifax station.