New Brunswick

Boat severely damaged in Bas-Caraquet shipyard fire

A fire broke out at shipyard in Bas-Caraquet Thursday afternoon. 

The fire broke out shortly after 12 p.m.

The warehouse was spared, but the boat inside the building was heavily damaged. (René Landry/Radio-Canada)

A fire broke out at the shipyard in Bas-Caraquet on Thursday afternoon. 

According to Radio-Canada, welding work was taking place inside the yard when the fire started shortly after 12 p.m. in the village in northeastern New Brunswick.

A  new boat was under construction inside the building, which is owned by Friolet Services Maritimes, a boat repair company.

Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control, and the warehouse was not destroyed. The boat, however, sustained heavy damage.

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