SAINT JOHN, N.B.- Saint John Police and Fire investigators are looking into a pair of suspicious blazes in the city that were reported within about thirty minutes of each other last night.

The first fire reported around 7:30 took place in a small storage barn at 105 Westmoreland Road.

The barn was destroyed but the heat from the fire was so intense it melted the siding on two nearby homes.

Meantime crews were cleaning up from that blaze when they were called to a fire in a large warehouse at 62 St. James Street in the south end.

Acting Platoon Chief Roy Byers says the building, which was the former longshoremen’s hall, was fully involved when crews arrived. “Despite heavy smoke and intense heat conditions, crews mounted a successful aggressive interior attack”, says Byers.

The building and it’s contents suffered significant smoke water and fire damage.

No injuries were reported in either incident.