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Quinlan Brothers Bay de Verde fish plant is on fire, prompting evacuation

quinlan-brother-fish-plant-fire-bay-de-verdeFirefighters are at a fish plant in Bay de Verde, where an evacuation is affecting half of the eastern Newfoundland fishing community as concerns mount over a large ammonia tank inside the burning building.  Hundreds of people in the harbour section of the town have been forced out as of 7 a.m. ET, according to a town official. Bay de Verde Mayor Gerard Murphy told CBC’s St. John’s Morning Show that four fire departments were call in to battle the “massive” fire, which broke out around 5:30 a.m. Monday. Read the rest here 09:11