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Charlottetown fire department investigating fire at scrap metal yard

Charlottetown Fire Chief Randy MacDonald said heavy smoke and flames could be seen from the fire when crews arrived around 8 a.m.
Charlottetown Fire Chief Randy MacDonald said heavy smoke and flames could be seen from the fire when crews arrived around 8 a.m. - Terrence McEachern

Fire focused on 25-foot pile of compressed bundles of scrap metal

The Charlottetown Fire Department is investigating an early Monday morning fire at a scrap metal yard off Sherwood Road.

“Heavy smoke and flames visible upon arrival,” said Fire Chief Randy MacDonald. “There was a lot of black smoke.”

MacDonald said the call was received shortly before 8 a.m.

The fire was focused on a pile of compressed bundles of scrap metal about 25 feet high in the yard located at the end of Day Avenue.

Charlottetown fire crews responded to a fire Monday morning at a scrap metal yard on Day Avenue off Sherwood Road.
Charlottetown fire crews responded to a fire Monday morning at a scrap metal yard on Day Avenue off Sherwood Road.
Charlottetown fire crews responded to a fire Monday morning at a scrap metal yard on Day Avenue off Sherwood Road.
Charlottetown fire crews responded to a fire Monday morning at a scrap metal yard on Day Avenue off Sherwood Road.

Fire stations one and two responded, he said.

MacDonald noted there was no threat to nearby structures, and no one was injured.

By 10 a.m., smoke was still visible as fire crews sprayed water on the pile. MacDonald said fire crews were expected to remain at the scene for several more hours.

“It’s one of those fires that takes time to work with – pull the pile apart and extinguish it.”


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