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HRFE executes evacuation order for properties near collapsed construction crane

**** HRFE Media Release

HRFE executes evacuation order for properties near collapsed construction crane

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Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) Chief Ken Stuebing this evening exercised his authority to execute an evacuation order on several properties in the vicinity of South Park Street.

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The evacuation order is necessary to protect the safety of residents living near a construction crane that collapsed during Hurricane Dorian.

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Fire officials delivered evacuation order notices to the following civic addresses this evening:

  • 1445 South Park St., units 1306, 1206, 1105, 1005, 905, 805, 705, 605, 505, and 405
  • 1459, 1463, 1477, and 1491 South Park St.
  • 5688 and 5690 Spring Garden Rd.

The evacuation order is being issued for reasons of protecting the health, safety, and welfare of occupants in the above noted properties, and to remove them from present and imminent danger.

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This decision follows advice received at a meeting this afternoon with structural engineers, as well as representatives from the Department of Labour & Advanced Education, Halifax Regional Police, Transportation & Public Works, and the associated property owners.

The evacuation order commences immediately and will continue until the situation can be stabilized and risk to residents can be mitigated.

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HRFE will be meeting with partner agencies to provide input on the plan for safe removal of the crane.

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