Several area fire departments responded a blaze to a roof duct fire at High Liner Foods just after 10 a.m. Monday.
Firefighters “took a lot of time and effort” to locate the fire at the company’s processing plant in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA, within the duct that ran the length of the building’s roof, said Deputy Fire Chief Carl Roediger talking to seacoastonline. The cold weather made operations more difficult.
The fire was extinguished and other than damage to the duct work itself, there was no other structural impact.
Roediger said High Liner Foods, located at 1 Highliner Ave., evacuated the building entirely. There were no injuries. He added that High Liner maintenance staff provided firefighters with a lot of assistance during their response.
High Liner Foods is one of Canada’s largest seafood companies. Despite the brand producing mainly wild Pacific and pink foodstuffs, last year it appeared that the company may be moving towards more farmed salmon.