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Fire destroys lone grocery store in New Brunswick town

More than 30 jobs impacted at the Minto Foodland location

The only grocery store in a small town in central New Brunswick has been destroyed by an early morning fire.

The blaze at the Foodland store on Main Street in Minto started around 7 a.m. Monday.

Fire departments from as far away as Fredericton were called to the scene to battle the flames.

Eyewitnesses say flames and thick black smoke could be seen kilometres away.

CBC is reporting that more than 30 jobs will be impacted by the fire.

There are no reports of injuries, and no word yet on what caused the fire.


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