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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Update On Yesterdays Fire At Fuel Storage Facility

There's no damage to the environment, injuries or other damage involved in yesterdays fire at a large storage facility containing 15,000 tons of petroleum coke (or pet coke).

After 12:30 yesterday afternoon fire crews, Saint John Port Authority, Department of Environment and NB Power were on scene responding to the fire at 12 King street West, Pier 2.

Acting Platoon Chief Roy Byers says there was a metre square burning at the base of an 11,000 ton of pet coke. The material is used as fuel by NB Power during peak demand times. The huge fuel and combustible covering the warehouse was a major concern but crews managed to safely put the fire out.

Fire crews were on scene for 5 hours.

Police Making Arrests In Market Square Fiasco

City Police arresting 4 men in their twenties last night after a scuffle by Market Square.

The men are charged with possessing a knife, causing a disturbance and assaulting a police officer. Police say one of the men will appear in court this morning while the others will have an appearance in January.

No one was hurt in the incident. Police say alcohol was a factor.