Bathurst fire forces some residents to vacate homes, apartments

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New Brunswick

A fire that forced the evacuation of some homes and apartments on Ste. Anne Street in Bathurst, N.B., is under control but remains active, the city said in a Facebook post at 3:18 a.m. AT Sunday.

Fire broke out Saturday at business on Ste. Anne Street

CBC News

· Posted: May 12, 2024 6:50 AM EDT | Last Updated: 3 hours ago

A photo shows a blazing fire at night.

Denis Chamberlain took this pic of the Bathurst, N.B., fire around 9:15 p.m. AT Saturday. (Denis Chamberlain/Facebook)

A fire that forced the evacuation of some homes and apartments on Ste. Anne Street in Bathurst, N.B., is under control but remains active, the city said in a Facebook post.

A temporary shelter set up at the City Hall Pavilion Gym closed at 3 a.m. because displaced residents were either allowed to go back to their homes or had made other arrangements, but it reopened Sunday morning.

Mayor Kim Chamberlain said in a video posted to Facebook on Sunday morning that anyone concerned about air quality in their home can access the facility.

A person with a blue shirt stands in front of a gymnasium.

Bathurst Mayor Kim Chamberlain urged anyone with concerns about air quality at home to come to the Pavilion Gymnasium on St. George Street. (Facebook)

“If you’re having a difficult time to breathe, please let us know,” Chamberlain said. “There’s no mandatory evacuation but I think [police] will be going door to door to let people know that the Pavilion is open on St.

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