Elma Turner Library closed following fire
Elma Turner Library closed following
Nelson’s Elma Turner Library will remain closed
for the rest of the day following a fire in the adjoining
building this morning.
Staff and the public were safely
evacuated when the fire broke out in a storeroom at the back
of the building on the corner of Halifax and Tahaki Streets
that houses Prego Mediterranean Foods.
The Fire Service is
still on site. There has been extensive smoke through the
library and staff will allowed back in to help with the
damage assessment as soon as the Fire Service gives the all
Council’s Customer Service Centre in Civic House
was also closed briefly due to the amount of smoke from the
fire across the
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