Scrap heap fire in Chan­nel-Port aux Basques draws rub­ber­neck­ers

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Year In Review -

The Port aux Basques Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment was called out to a scrap heap fire near Shark Cove Suites in the Chan­nel area this af­ter­noon, Oct. 18.

The cause of the blaze is cur­rently un­known, and de­spite the light rain, the depart­ment de­ployed its wa­ter hoses.

The fire caused a traf­fic snarl on the nearby streets, par­tic­u­larly in the Army Hill area, which over­looks the area.

The fire broke out roughly an hour and a half af­ter an un­ex­pected power loss af­fect­ing much of the south­west coast.

The two in­ci­dents are not re­lated.

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