New Brunswick

Bethel fire destroys mobile home as 6 crews called in to help

Six southwestern New Brunswick fire departments responded to a structure fire in Bethel early on Thursday morning.

Over 30 firefighters responded to fire on Roix Road, but they couldn't save the unoccupied building

An early-morning fire in Bethel prompted a response from six fire departments in southwestern New Brunswick. (Blacks Harbour Fire Department/Facebook)

Fire destroyed a mobile home in the community of Bethel early on Thursday morning.

Crews from Blacks Harbour, St. George, St. Andrews, Fundy Bay, Elmsville and Musquash were called to the unoccupied trailer on Route 760 at around 1:30 a.m.

St. George Fire Chief Sean Morton says the fire, on the Roix Road, was in an area not serviced by hydrants, so water had to be shuttled in.

"We set up a truck at the scene that attacks the fire, and the remaining trucks went to a water source that transported water back to the scene," said Morton.

"It went well, considering it's in a rural area. Everything went well, there were no issues with water once it was brought in."

There were no injuries.

Morton says more than 30 firefighters spent three hours putting out the fire, but the building couldn't be saved.

"It's totally destroyed," said Morton.

Fire officials are now investigating the cause of the fire.

Bethel is about 10 kilometres northwest of St. George.

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