At the end of the summer, on September 1, 1753, the Royal Gazette (the only newspaper in circulation in Halifax at the time) described a house fire i… [read more...]

A major fire occurred on Friday, January 23, 1789. The account of the event below is from the Royal Gazette newspaper of January 27th: Last Friday… [read more...]

On Monday, July 27, 1789, the very first Court House built in Halifax was destroyed by fire along with several other buildings. It sat at the corner … [read more...]

Mr. Stark's store on Sackville Street caught fire on October 9, a little before 10:00 in the evening. The fire spread to the exposures on either … [read more...]

On December 17, 1816, a fire broke out, and altogether, thirteen or fourteen buildings were lost, the last one being pulled down to stop the fire. Th… [read more...]

January 9, 1817, John Ferguson’s chocolate “manufactory & dwelling house” burned down; Ferguson was a member of the Sun Fire Co… [read more...]

On Monday, September 17, 1821, at around two o’clock, after nearly two years without fires in the town of Halifax, disaster struck when a baker… [read more...]

At about 4:00 in the morning on Friday, January 4, 1828, Mrs. Miller’s house caught fire on Duke Street and it extended to structures on both s… [read more...]

A fire occurred on April 27, 1832; below is the related Acadian Recorder newspaper article, published the day after, on April 28: Fire - We have t… [read more...]

Via SaltWire, contributed by Leo J. Deveaux: "On New Year’s Eve, a fire swept through Hollis and Prince Streets in downtown Halifax, de… [read more...]

The Granville Street Fire September 9, 1859   Letter from the Board of Insurance Companies of Halifax addressed to City Council. Fro… [read more...]

August 21, 1893. Disastrous Conflagration William Stairs, Son & Morrow's Warehouse Destroyed. Surrounding Property in Imminent Dange… [read more...]

Several Other Properties Burned Loss: $185,000.00; Insurance loss: $95,000.00 300 People thrown out of employment It is so seldom that Halifax h… [read more...]

Cragg Fire January 12th 1912 12:45am   Box 4   It was contained within Barrington, George and Granville Streets. Thre total los… [read more...]

Conn and Martel's Bowling Academy and Mr Martel's apartment where Mr and Mrs Martel, their four children and their maid lived. No fatalities. [read more...]

On 10 April 1935, a fire completely destroyed the old wooden prison barracks. [read more...]

1939 The Queen Hotel Fire   On the morning of March 2nd, 1939, the night clerk employed by the Queen Hotel discov… [read more...]

During the night of April 30th 1943, fire ripped through the roughly 80 year old warehouse on Mitchell's Wharf causing extensive… [read more...]