Fire causes $1M in damage in Cormier Village

Firefighters from Cap-Pelé and Shediac had to truck in water to battle a large fire in Cormier Village, N.B. on Saturday afternoon.

Cap-Pelé and Shediac crews called in to battle warehouse fire

Witnesses wrote on Twitter and Facebook that smoke could be seen high in the sky and a significant distance away. (Guillaume Blin)

Firefighters from Cap-Pelé and Shediac had to truck in water to battle a large fire in Cormier Village, N.B. on Saturday afternoon that caused more than $1 million in damage.

Responders said they were called to a structure along Route 945 around 3 p.m. A storage facility containing five tractor trailers was on fire.

Mayor Maryse LeBlanc said the trucks were there to protect them from the impending storm.

She said they were fortunate the fire didn't spread to nearby houses.

"There was houses in the dark smoke but nobody got hurt, nothing else got touched by the fire so we were very lucky," she said.

There are no hydrants in the area so fire crews used tanker trucks to bring in water.

"Our brigade was the first one on site and then they called the two other brigades that work very well with ours and they were there in no time. We had three fire brigades working on one fire so it was out pretty quick."

The site was being monitored Saturday night for possible flare ups.

LeBlanc said it is a major loss to the community, as about 10 people worked for the company, Dango Inc. 

There's no word on the cause of the fire, but LeBlanc said it's not considered to be suspicious.