Fire extinguished at Goodwood scrap metal yard

Fire crews responded to the fire at a Goodwood, N.S., scrap metal yard at 6:15 a.m. AT Saturday. (Vernon Ramesar/CBC - image credit)
Fire crews responded to the fire at a Goodwood, N.S., scrap metal yard at 6:15 a.m. AT Saturday. (Vernon Ramesar/CBC - image credit)

A fire at the scene of a scrap metal yard in Goodwood, N.S was extinguished shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, an official said.

Some personnel remained on the scene Saturday night in case of any hotspots, according to Joe Fulton, acting district chief with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency.

Crews were called to the facility at 6:15 a.m. AT Saturday.

Fulton said around a dozen fire trucks were at the scene. Firefighters took a defensive approach, meaning they surrounded the fire with water to keep it from spreading.

The section of Prospect Road where it intersects with Mills Drive had to be closed for several hours because of the fire, the RCMP said in a tweet. It reopened around 12:15 p.m.

Business closures

Fulton said some local businesses closed because of the fire.

He said he wasn't aware of any residents being evacuated from the area, and noted there are few homes in the immediate area of the fire.

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