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Massive fire burns fish plant to the ground – photos

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A fire that started Wednesday night in Eastern Passage brought a heavy Halifax Fire response with it,  but the stubborn blaze was aided with wind gusts,  ultimately destroying the Capital Seafood plant. 

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A day later,  fire crews were still tackling hot spots in the rubble while Fire Investigations try to piece together the cause of a fire so large,  residents from all around gathered around the area in awe.

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During the fire,  electrical wires snapped,  popped and hissed,  adding more drama to the already incredible situation.   RCMP kept a perimeter and EHS were kept in staging in case of any injuries.   No injuries were reported however.

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To add to the devastation,  this plant plays a key role in the local lobster fishery which is due to begin soon.

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(Popping power lines and transformers added to the drama.  NSP were called to cut power to the area)

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Partial demolition and flare-up in the afternoon

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