From CBC News
Two explosions rattled a bed and breakfast in St. John’s Thursday evening, setting fire to the building, shattering windows, and sending smoke billowing out.
Waterford Manor, a hundred-year-old heritage building at 185 Waterford Bridge Road in St. John’s, sustained significant damage in a fire that started at about 6 p.m. on Thursday.
St. John’s Regional Fire Department Deputy Chief Don Byrne said his crews were on scene minutes after the explosions were reported just west of the city’s downtown area.
He said more than 20 firefighters were working on the building Thursday evening, attacking a fire that was located mostly in the roof of the building.