Paint recycling plant fire still under investigation

Christopher Gooding
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SPRINGHILL The fire marshal was back in Springhill Monday morning investigating a fire that brought a Springhill business to a halt last week.

The Paint Recycling Co., which caught fire during the waking hours of Thurs, Jan. 15, has been the centre of the fire marshals investigation. Despite being closed the Main Street building has been a source of activity with a number of vehicles parked in front of the charred storefront. On two occasions lights could be seen inside the building at night over the weekend.

Details of how the fire started are not being revealed.

Right now the fire investigation is still on, Springhill Police Chief Gary Copeland said.

Freshly appointed Nova Scotias Minister of Economic Development Murray Scott and his office along with Nova Scotia Business Inc. have been in contact with the Paint Recycling Companys Pierre Landry and representatives of Laurentide, Resources, meeting twice on Friday to offer assistance.

We want to work with them to ensure this business stays in the community, Scott said. We want to do all we can and provide assistance.

The Paint Recycling Company employed 13 people at the time of the fire.

Organizations: Paint Recycling Co., Nova Scotia Business

Geographic location: SPRINGHILL

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