New Brunswick

Fire destroys restaurant in Cap-Pelé

An early morning fire has destroyed a restaurant in Cap-Pelé.

The restaurant was closed for the summer and was recently renovated

The Cap-Pelé fire department arrived on the scene shortly after 3 a.m. last Wednesday. (Submitted)

An early morning fire has destroyed a restaurant in Cap-Pelé.

Village fire chief Ronald Cormier said firefighters were called to Bel Air Take-Out on Acadie Road shortly after 3 a.m. 

"When we got to the scene it was fully engulfed," Cormier told Radio-Canada.

Two more fire departments were called and about 40 firefighters were on the scene.

No one was inside the building at the time of the fire.

Cormier said the fire department notified neighbours they might have to leave, including a special care home.

"It went well ... We saved the buildings all around," he said.

Cormier said the fire is under control but there are still some hot spots.

The restaurant was closed for the summer and was recently renovated.

Cormier said the fire marshal will be investigating the cause of the fire.

With files from Radio-Canada

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.