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Esso gas station temporarily closed because of fire damage

The Esso gas station in Blue Acres is currently closed following an electrical fire in the early hours of Jan. 5.
The Esso gas station in Blue Acres is currently closed following an electrical fire in the early hours of Jan. 5. - Adam MacInnis

THE NEWS - The Esso gas station in Blue Acres is temporarily closed because of a fire on Jan. 5.

Concrete blocks are in the entry of the gas station which is located between New Glasgow and Stellarton and also houses a Tim Hortons.

A person speaking on behalf of the local company said that the fire happened around 4:15 a.m. and was quickly put out by local firefighters.

The fire was electrical in nature though and there are extensive repairs that need to happen before it can reopen.

She said they hope to be able to open within the next week and a half but can’t say for sure at this point. She said the company apologizes for the inconvenience and hopes to be up and running as soon as possible.

SystemCare Cleaning and Restoration is doing the repair work for the business.

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