Debec Fire Department responds to fire on Old Houlton Road

by | Oct 10, 2023

Fire Marshal’s Office investigating blaze that destroyed storage building

The New Brunswick Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating an early-morning fire which destroyed a structure on the Old Houlton Road along the Canada-U.S. border.

The Debec Fire Department responded to the 7 a.m. fire call on Oct. 10.

Chris Foster, the department’s officer in charge at the fire scene, said the first firefighters arrived at the scene to find the old garage or storage structure fully involved.

He explained the burning building was located at the site of W.K. Lumber Ltd.

Foster said the Debec firefighters, with mutual-aid support from the Woodstock Fire Department, battled for approximately five hours to extinguish the blaze, which destroyed the building.

He said crews from NB Power also attended the scene.

Foster said the department called in the Fire Marshal’s Office to investigate the cause of the fire, which remains to be determined.

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