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Historic hardware store in Port au Port West destroyed by fire

Fire crews are still on scene to deal with potential hot spots after a blaze at the Abbott and Haliburton Home Building Centre, in Port au Port West.

Abbott and Haliburton, open since 1885, burned to the ground Monday

Abbott and Haliburton Home Hardware in Port au Port West was detroyed by fire Monday morning. (Twitter/@RobKenny46)

Investigators have not been able to access the scene, after a fire engulfed a business on Main Road in Port au Port West on Newfoundland's west coast early Monday.

Bay St. George RCMP responded to the fire at 5 a.m. at the Abbott and Haliburton Home Building Centre, a historic business that first opened in 1885.

The Port au Port Fire Department was on scene and fighting the blaze.

There were no reported injuries.

RCMP say the fire was extinguished early Monday afternoon, but firefighters remain at the scene to deal with potential hot spots. 

Front Road remains open, but police say only local traffic is being permitted along Main Road.

Abbott and Haliburton Home Hardware, a business which has been open for more than 100 years, was burned to the ground in Port au Port West on Monday. (Submitted)
Flames are seen coming from Abbott and Haliburton Home Building Centre in Port au Port West Monday morning. (Twitter/@ThomasHodder)
A fire at Abbot and Haliburton Home Building Centre in Port au Port West knocked out power service Monday morning. (Google Maps)

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