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Monday, January 13, 2014

Last January's Mecklenburg Fire Stands As Biggest of 2013

Saint John Fire Chief Kevin Clifford says it's the call people most remember from last year.  What turned out to be the biggest fire of 2013 happened on January 27th at 70-72 Mecklenburg Street---two abandoned buildings. 

Divisional Fire Chief Mark Wilson says it was a very difficult very strenuous fire to fight because of the extreme cold and Platoon Chief Peter Saab was watching his crews very diligently.

There were rumours at the time that squatters might have been living in the building where the fire started but fire officials saw it was locked up when crews arrived and they had to force their way inside.

23 people were displaced because of the fire due to water and smoke damage to nearby buildings.