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Fire destroys defunct mill in Miramichi, N.B.

WATCH: Firefighters battled a large blaze at a defunct mill in Miramichi, N.B., through the evening on Monday and into Tuesday morning. Callum Smith brings us the latest.

Firefighters battled a large blaze at a defunct mill in Miramichi, N.B., through the evening on Monday and into Tuesday morning.

Miramichi Fire Department Chief Tony Lloyd said on Tuesday that firefighters responded to the Miramichi Lumber Products facility on Jane Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Monday to find the building “fully involved.”

The facility began to operated on a limited capacity in 2013 before an electric fire forced it to close permanently two years later.

Miramichi Fire Department Chief Tony Lloyd speaks with Global News on Oct. 8, 2019.
Miramichi Fire Department Chief Tony Lloyd speaks with Global News on Oct. 8, 2019. Callum Smith

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Videos and photos posted on Facebook and Twitter showed firefighters battling the fire.

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Lloyd said on Tuesday that all three fire stations — roughly 35 to 40 firefighters in total — were deployed to battle the blaze.

Fire departments from surrounding areas came to provide assistance on other calls.

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“We’re appreciative of that,” said Lloyd, adding that it took four hours before the blaze was fully contained.

Lloyd said that the fire marshal is on the scene and investigating the cause of the blaze.

Editors note: This story has been updated to reflect the temporary closure at the facility that began in 2013 before it was fully closed in 2015.

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