Just as the title says: The block of buildings on South Street in Halifax that houses Cafe Chianti and Taj Mahal are on fire. There are a number of fire engines on scene…I’ve seen four go past my vantage point on Barrington & Prince, and another responded at ~8:20 while I was walking up from the ferry. There are a number of apartment residences on that block, as well as the restaurants. A portion of southern downtown Halifax is also without power (some of my friends at
TUNS Daltech have no power). The Chronicle-Herald has an early report here.
Here’s hoping that the firefighters manage to keep the fire to a minimum.