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Early morning blaze destroys lobster processing plant in New Brunswick

N.B. Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet says about 100 employees at the plant had been busy processing lobster from Maine when the facility on Deer Island in the south of the province went up in smoke


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DEER ISLAND, N.B.—Fire has destroyed a major lobster processing plant on Deer Island in southern New Brunswick.

Pictures and video posted to social media show a huge blaze early Thursday morning at the Paturel International facility.

Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet says about 100 employees at the plant had been busy processing lobster from Maine.

The plant ships whole lobster and lobster products around the world.

Doucet says the provincial government will do whatever it can to help the employees and the company.


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