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Hawke’s Bay garage consumed by fire

J&L Repairs, a garage in Hawke’s Bay, burned to the ground just after midnight on Jan. 28.
J&L Repairs, a garage in Hawke’s Bay, burned to the ground just after midnight on Jan. 28. - Evan Careen

RCMP and fire department responded to blaze that destroyed structure

HAWKE'S BAY, N.L. —

J&L Repairs, a garage in Hawke’s Bay on the Great Northern Peninsula, burned to the ground after a fire tore through it just after midnight on Jan. 28.

Port Saunders RCMP responded to a report of a fire at the business around 12:18 a.m. Monday morning.

The Hawke’s Bay Volunteer Fire Department were also on the scene.

Sgt. Desmond Mollon told The Northern Pen there was some risk of the fire spreading to a neighbouring business, but the fire department managed to contain the blaze.

No one was harmed in the fire.

The only thing that remains is some equipment from inside, Mollon says, but the entire structure was consumed by the blaze

Mollon confirmed that an investigation is underway but, given the extent of the damage, he’s not sure they will find a cause.

He did confirm that, as of this time, the RCMP does not believe the cause of the fire is suspicious.

stephen.roberts@northernpen.ca

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