Fire destroys seafood processing plant in Bedec

The mayor of a small New Brunswick village says the destruction of the community's lobster processing plant is heart breaking.

The Cape Bald Packers lobster processing facility in Bedec, near Richibucto-Village, was gutted in an early morning fire yesterday.

The company has promised to rebuild the plant but in the meantime the 200 employees will have to find another way to make ends meet.

Richibucto-Village Mayor Roger Doiron tells CTV that he hopes the plant is rebuilt soon and that residents don't lose hope in the meantime.