Nova Scotia

Faulty furnace caused fire that destroyed Tangiers fish plant

A fire broke out at Abriel Fisheries late on the morning of Dec. 18, 2019. Fire crews battled the flames for several hours, but the building was a total loss. The fire started in the furnace room.

Fire started in the furnace room and spread to the rest of the building

Emergency crews block off a section of road that leads to Abriel Fisheries in Tangier, N.S., on Dec. 18, 2019, because of a fire at the fish plant. (Jack Julian/CBC)

A faulty furnace is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a fish plant in Tangier, N.S., last month.

Fire broke out at Abriel Fisheries late on the morning of Dec. 18. Fire crews battled the flames for several hours, but the building was a total loss.

An investigation by Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency determined the fire started in the furnace room and spread to the rest of the building. There were no injuries or fatalities.

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