Bathurst fortunate that weekend fire was not worse, says mayor

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The day after a fire ravaged a distribution centre in Bathurst, the mayor is applauding the firefighters who worked to put it out. 

Fire destroyed Bathurst location for Eddy Group, a plumbing, HVAC and electrical supplies business

A truck parked in front of a burned building

A weekend fire at the Eddy Group in Bathurst destroyed the business on Ste. Anne Street. (Ian Bonnell/CBC News)

The day after a fire ravaged a distribution centre in Bathurst, the mayor is applauding the firefighters who worked to put it out. 

“For something that was so tragic, we are fortunate that it turned out so well,” said Bathurst Mayor Kim Chamberlain, noting that there was propane inside the building and firefighters were able to control the spread. 

Our heart goes out to the owner, Eddy Group, and their staff, and the city will certainly be there for them,” she said.

“It could have been a lot worse.”

A photo shows a blazing fire at night.

The fire took place Saturday night and temporarily led to more than 100 residents being evacuated from the area. (Denis Chamberlain/Facebook)

City spokesperson Luc Foulem also said the situation could have unfolded differently.

“We have to be grateful that winds were at a minimum. If not, this would be a different story. We’d be talking about a disaster of higher proportions of what we have now,” he said.

“In the context of structural fires in Bathurst,

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