Residents in Happy Valley-Goose Bay under state of emergency due to uncontrolled fire, explosion expected

April 19, 2024
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP is informing residents of the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and the Canadian Forces Base in Happy Valley-Goose Bay of an uncontrolled fire in the area. The fire has spread to an area containing explosive material and an explosion is expected. The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay has declared a state of emergency.

The following streets are directly impacted at this time:

  • Halifax Street
  • Toronto Street
  • Winnipeg Street
  • Ottawa Avenue
  • London Street

Residents are asked remain at least a kilometer away from the area which can be described as from the end of the airport to the docks, while efforts to extinguish the blaze are underway. In the interest of public safety, home owners are strongly encouraged not to attend their properties at this time.

Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP thanks the public for their cooperation. Updates will follow as available.


Contact information

Strategic Communications and Media Relations Unit

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