New Brunswick

Saint John courthouse damaged by electrical fire

The Saint John Law Courts building will be closed on Wednesday following an early-morning electrical fire.

Courthouse is closing on Wednesday because of a lingering smell after a Wednesday morning electrical fire

A small electrical fire damaged a room in the Saint John Law Courts building on Wednesday morning. (CBC)

The Saint John Law Courts building will be closed on Wednesday because of a lingering smell following an early-morning electrical fire.

The Department of Justice says there is a strong, lingering odour in the building, which is forcing its closure.

Saint John fire crews responded to a fire alarm at 10 Peel Plaza at 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday.

Fire officials say a small electrical fire was burning in the building's utility room.

It took firefighters about two hours to extinguish the fire and clear the scene.

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