May 2, 2023
Special K Fisheries, next to Grand Manan Island's ferry station in New Brunswick, CAN, was engulfed in flames Monday afternoon, CBC reported.
Island volunteer firefighters, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and Ambulance New Brunswick responded to the fire, which began around 1:30 p.m. Monday.
The fish processing plant is on Grand Manan Island, which is in the Bay of Fundy in southwestern New Brunswick. The island is 9 miles (14.5 km) off the coast of Maine.
Officials said they were not aware of any injuries at the plant, which processes lobster, scallops, and shrimp.
Grand Manan Mayor Bonnie Morse said the fire will have a significant impact on the island community in the Bay of Fundy, CBC noted.
"I think for everybody, they feel this sickness in the pit of their stomach," Morse said, "this is a landmark in the community that appears to be lost."
Morse said the ferry left Blacks Harbour around 1:30 p.m. and was docked in North Head, but the passengers have not yet been let off.
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