Abandoned building destroyed by fire in Portugal Cove

Published on December 6, 2013

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