Dorset Fisheries Plant Totally Destroyed by Fire

Another Newfoundland fish plant has been lost to fire.

The Dorset Fisheries plant in Norman’s Cove-Long Cove, Trinity Bay burned to the ground Thursday night, totally destroying the facility that was employing about 70 people processing capelin.

CBC is reporting that a transformer near the fish plant caught fire at around 9 p.m. and within minutes spread through the building.

Firefighters from five different communities worked throughout the night but were unable to save the structure, however, no adjacent fishing boats were lost and no injuries were reported.

It has been three months since a fire totally destroyed the Quinlan Brothers Ltd. seafood processing plant in Bay de Verde, devastating the community, impacting the employment of about 700 workers.

The Navigator will provide further updates as they become available.

Photos courtesy of Ida Newhook.

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