At approximately 1:20 a.m. on July 29, 2022, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency firefighters were called to a house on fire on Moody Park Drive in the community of Williamswood.
Upon arrival, firefighters discovered very heavy fire conditions in a two-storey house and were told that there was still a female resident in the home. Despite dangerous fire conditions and structural damage to the house, fire crews raised ladders to the second storey in order to gain entry and search the house.
Firefighters were able to locate the female resident and remove her from the burning house. Sadly, the woman was unresponsive.
Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones impacted by this tragic fire as well as the wider Williamswood community. Our firefighters work hard every day to reduce the impact of fires to residents in our community. Any loss of life to fire is heartbreaking.
The cause of this fire is under investigation.