Major fire rips through Nova Scotia seafood plant

A major fire has caused extensive damage at a waterfront fish processing plant on Nova Scotia’s eastern shore. Brad Connors, a division commander with the Halifax regional fire department, said a call came in at about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday that the Capital Seafood plant in Fisherman’s Cove in Eastern Passage was on fire. He said firefighters initially had to stay outside the large structure and douse it with water because of the size of the fire, which quickly spread to the attic and breached the roof. He estimated the building was about 15 metres by 38 metres and contained equipment the international seafood retailer and exporter uses for processing fish. No one from the company was available for comment, but the Capital Seafood website says it does between $10 million and $50 million in sales a year and employs up to 50 people. Atlantic Canada Exports says Capital Seafood produces crab, halibut, lobster, shrimp, swordfish and bluefin tuna, with markets in Asia, Germany, Europe, the States, the U.K. and Canada. Read the rest here 10:21