Fire destroys paper and plastic storage building at Fredericton landfill site

By on January 1, 2015

The L'Isle-Verte nursing home fire took place around 12:35 a.m. on January 23, 2014 at the Résidence du Havre nursing home in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec, Canada, killing an estimated thirty-two people and injuring fifteen others. Screenshot from Youtube.
Screenshot from Youtube.

FREDERICTON — Fire officials say a storage building at the Fredericton landfill site has been destroyed by fire.

Insp. Cameron Dunn says the fire broke out just before noon Wednesday.

The building, which contained bales of cardboard, paper and plastic was damaged beyond repair.

Dunn says fire crews from Fredericton, Oromocto and New Maryland had to shuttle water to the scene from the nearest fire hydrant, which was two kilometres away.

He says they are still trying to determine how the fire started, but it appears to be accidental.

Brad Janes, a spokesman for the regional solid waste commission, says workers were able to get out of the building unharmed.