Fire destroyed an abandoned building this afternoon on Powers Road in Portugal Cove.
The building, which did not have electricity running to it, was one of a number of abandoned buildings in what apparently is a former swine breeding farm.
Firefighters from Kents Pond fire station with the St. John’s Regional Fire Department were the first on the scene, while the Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Fire Department responded a short time later.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
Firefighters from the Portugal Cove-St. Philip's Fire Department hose down hot spots in what is left of an abandoned building destroyed by fire on Powers Road in Portugal Cove today. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram