Fire engulfs warehouse, building destroyed
A 3 a.m. call to the Happy Valley-Goose Bay Volunteer Fire Department led them to the scene of a warehouse fire on Grand Street this morning.
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An early morning fire in Happy Valley-Goose Bay resulted in the complete destruction of the Notre Dame Agencies Furniture warehouse on Grand Street.
The warehouse — owned by the Terrington Co-op but rented by Notre Dame Agencies Furniture Store — was engulfed in flames when firefighters got the scene, said Fire Chief Robert Hinks.
“We notified residents of Cartwright Road (behind Grand Street) of the fire and told them to stay on alert, in case the fire got out of control,” he explained.
Luckily, however, the fire was kept in control throughout the wee hours of the morning, but crews were still on the scene as of 8:30 this morning as they ensured the building was saturated to prevent any flare-ups.
“Forestry crews are also working behind the building with pumps,” said Hinks, adding it was a “great loss” as the warehouse had been filled with a shipment of new furniture just recently delivered.
The RCMP and Fire Commissioner’s office will conduct an investigation into the cause of the fire.
More to come on this story.