February 18, 2016 9:55 am
Updated: February 18, 2016 6:15 pm

Major blaze destroys three businesses in Moncton

WATCH ABOVE: Moncton’s third major commercial fire this winter claimed three businesses on Wednesday. Global’s Jeremy Keefe reports.


Fire crews were called to a fire in a commercial building in the 1800 block of Salisbury Road shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday night.

The blaze completely destroyed three businesses including a cabinet-making business. Woodworker, Jon Black worked in one of the businesses.

“It’s very disheartening and disappointing, but luckily no one was in there and no one is injured,” he told Global News Thursday.

Fire fighters from Moncton and Riverview fire departments brought the fire under control a while later, but the building is now a total loss.

“It’s just tools at the end of the day, but it’s just a big hula hoop to jump through.” Black said.

Black says his business was not insured, and estimates the fire will cost him about $50,000 in damages.

One person was inside the building and managed to escape to call 9-1-1.

WATCH: A major fire destroyed three businesses in Moncton Wednesday night. Woodworker Jon Black said he is disheartened his business is now lost. Crews were called to the scene shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday night, and fought an uphill battle, having to ferry water to the scene from a hydrant a short distance away. No one was injured in the blaze.

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