Thanks to HRM fire buffs for informing us that halifax crews from university ave were paged out to a ship fire just after noon.
The fire is reported extinguished, and smoke is being cleared.
More to follow as known
Update I was provided with the following info:
at approximately 12noon today light smoke was identified aboard the frigate HMCS St. John’s which is in the yard for a scheduled mid-life refit. Approximately 35 people were working aboard the ship. As a precautionary measure the ship was evacuated. The fire department was called. Initial cause appears to be a pinched electrical line on deck 4 that caused a “hot spot”. Employees extinguished the smoldering area with a fire extinguisher prior to the arrival of the fire department. No person was injured and no damage sustained aboard the ship.