A wooden trestle bridge in Canada has been destroyed by fire.
A wooden trestle bridge in Canada has been destroyed by fire.

Wooden bridge destroyed in spectacular fire

A spectacular fire that destroyed a wooden rail trestle bridge in the Canadian community of Mayerthorpe has been captured on camera by residents and aircraft.

Canada's CBC reported that the fire is believed to have started on the ground near the base of the bridge, which spans the Paddle River, north-west of Edmonton, Alberta.

Almost three dozen firefighters in the area were called to help douse the flames, alongside agriculture and forestry services members, helicopters and a water bomber, Mayerthorpe fire chief Randy Schroeder said.

He said the loss of the bridge will extensively impact the area's lumber and oil industries.

Mayerthorpe resident Quinn White said the fire incinerated the bridge in just a couple of hours.

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