NB News: Warehouse fire in Saint John


No injuries were reported in the recent warehouse fire in Saint John, NB

On Saturday at around 9:47 p.m., emergency crews responded to a call about a small fire near the corner of Bleury and Simms Street in the west of the city.

When emergency crews arrived, they discovered a growing fire in a wooded area off the road near the intersection. A tent camp had been set up in the area.

A third truck was called to the scene and emergency services quickly launched an attack. The fire was extinguished and the scene was cleared in less than half an hour.

Several propane gas bottles, a tent and various items of clothing were involved in the fire. When the emergency services arrived on the scene, no one was there. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

So far in 2024, three people have died in warehouse fires in Saint John – 44-year-old Peter “Evan” McArthur died in a warehouse fire on January 7, while 39-year-old Jonathan Calhoun and 33-year-old Raeanne Tyler died in a warehouse fire near the 100 block of Paradise Row on March 25.

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