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State of Emergency: RCMP warn of uncontrolled fire near explosive material in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP are informing residents of the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and the Canadian Forces Base in Happy Valley-Goose Bay of an uncontrolled fire in the area.

The fire has spread to an area containing explosive material and an explosion is expected. The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay has declared a state of emergency.

The following streets are directly impacted at this time:
  • Halifax Street
  • Toronto Street
  • Winnipeg Street
  • Ottawa Avenue
  • London Street
Residents are asked remain at least a kilometre away from the area which can be described as from the end of the airport to the docks, while efforts to extinguish the blaze are underway. In the interest of public safety, home owners are strongly encouraged not to attend their properties at this time.

Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP thanks the public for their cooperation. Updates will follow as available.

'Several' explosions reported in Happy Valley-Goose Bay as uncontrolled fire burns near explosive material​

No reports of injuries as fire affects several buildings at former airport​

Police in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., have declared a state of emergency following "several explosions" at the site of an uncontrolled fire burning near explosive material.

"Emergency services are on the scene of a large structure fire," a provincial emergency alert warned late Friday. "There have been several explosions."

There are no reports of injuries.

The fire broke out on Friday evening at the north end of Happy Valley-Goose Bay toward abandoned buildings at the former airport.

Residents are being asked to remain at least a kilometre away from the area that extends from the end of the airport to the docks, as fire crews work to extinguish the blaze.
"We are dealing with a fire emergency situation in our community," Mayor George Andrews said in a video posted to the town's Facebook page.

Andrews said several buildings have been affected by the fire, and he urged residents on the Canadian side and North side to immediately evacuate. Anyone requiring evacuation assistance is to call 709-896-3084.

The SPCA is located in the same area, and Andrews said arrangements are being made to address the animals' safety.

The RCMP said the following streets are directly impacted:
  • Halifax Street
  • Toronto Street
  • Winnipeg Street
  • Ottawa Avenue
  • London Street
"In the interest of public safety, homeowners are strongly encouraged not to attend their properties at this time," the RCMP said in a statement late Friday.

In a statement posted on X, formerly Twitter, N.L. Premier Andrew Furey said he has spoken with MHA Perry Trimper and offered full support to Andrews.

"We will be there to help in any way we can," the premier said.

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Any idea what kind of explosive material it’s near and that is expected to explode?
 
Any idea what kind of explosive material it’s near and that is expected to explode?
I’ve been to Goose Bay a couple of times. Where the fire is located is an old world war hangar line that now serves as an industrial park. Alot of the buildings were in poor shape decades ago- I can just imagine what they are like now.
 
I’ve been to Goose Bay a couple of times. Where the fire is located is an old world war hangar line that now serves as an industrial park. Alot of the buildings were in poor shape decades ago- I can just imagine what they are like now.
That’s what it looked like on Google Maps, yeah. Could be all manner of industrial shit there.
 
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