Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man and Child Dead, Two Injured after Halifax-Area House Fire: Police

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man and Child Dead, Two Injured after Halifax-Area House Fire: Police

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Man and child dead after Halifax-area house fire

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LOWER SACKVILLE, N.S. - A man and a child are dead and two others are injured after an early-morning house fire in the Halifax area, police said on Saturday.

Police said a 58-year-old man and 11-year-old girl were killed, and an 18-year-old man has been sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A spokesman for the RCMP said police responded to multiple calls about a fire at a duplex in Lower Sackville, N.S., at about 2:30 a.m.

Hutchinson said firefighters rescued three residents from inside the duplex.

The young girl was transported to the IWK Health Centre, where she was later pronounced dead, Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said.

He said the 58-year-old man died at the scene.

Hutchinson said officers borrowed a ladder from a neighbouring house to rescue a 46-year-old woman from a second-floor window. …

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