On November 29, a well known truck stop along the TransCanada was nearly destroyed during a midnight blaze.
Richer fire crews responded a blaze at the Maple Inn, a few miles east of Richer just before midnight. Despite a seven hour battle, the restaurant and kitchen were completely destroyed. Portions of the gas bar are still standing but suffered significant smoke and water damage.
No one was injured in the blaze.
The office of the Fire Commissioner was called in to investigate a cause for the fire has not been determined at this time.
Smoke still rises from what is left of the Maple Inn, a popular truck stop just east of Richer.