Fire destroys Portes Cookshire plant, owner missing

A major fire completely destroyed the Portes Cookshire plant in Cookshire, Wednesday, and the owner, Marc Duquette, cannot be found. The fire broke out around noon.The building appears to be a complete loss. Portes Cookshire, which is located at 1000, Craig St. North, specializes in the manufacture of cabinet doors and vanities.At the height of its activities, the company employed 20 workers, who were on a work stoppage at the time of the fire. Duquette is believed to have been alone in the building.