Wolfville deputy fire chief Kevin White said the call about the structure fire on Willow Avenue came in at approximately 4:30 a.m. The blaze was knocked down quickly but caused significant damage.
White said the fire was contained to the kitchen area of the upper unit, which was heavily damaged by smoke throughout. The lower unit also incurred some smoke and water damage.
White said the two families were home when the fire broke out but fortunately everybody got out safely and there were no injuries.
“They’re going to be displaced for quite some time,” White said.
He said the Red Cross was contacted and is looking after the affected residents for the time being.
The Greenwich Fire Department responded in mutual aid, sending a pumper truck to the scene, while the Hantsport Fire Department sent human resources and a pumper to provide stand-in assistance at the Wolfville fire hall. White said firefighters remained on the scene until approximately 6:30 a.m.