Another major fire has destroyed a warehouse at a Home Hardware in Stewiacke for the second time in less than a year.

At around 10:30 p.m. Monday the fire broke out in a warehouse used to store drywall, wood pellets and foam insulation.  

Crews from eight fire departments responded to the blaze. 

A nearby home was evacuated as a precaution while firefighters tried to get the flames under control.

On Jan. 20, a shed next to the Colchester County Home Hardware warehouse caught fire. High winds that day fuelled the flames, burning the structure to the ground.

The new warehouse that replaced the first that burned is not damaged.

Just down the road, less than 250 metres from the Home Hardware, is BJ Electric Motor and Control Ltd. On Aug. 31, a fire ripped through the heavy machine shop and forced the evacuation of multiple homes in the area out of fears that equipment in the shop could explode.  

Police and fire officials are continuing their investigation into Monday’s fire.