Canada Crews battle multiple-alarm fire at Burlington warehouse

04:06  07 december  2017
04:06  07 december  2017 Source:   cbc.ca

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Firefighters battled a multiple - alarm fire at Paletta International on Wednesday afternoon. Fire crews were not able to go inside the Tender Choice Foods plant and are fighting from outside the building, according to the Burlington Fire Department.

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Crews battle multiple-alarm fire at Burlington warehouse © David Ritchie Crews battle multiple-alarm fire at Burlington warehouse

Firefighters are battling a multiple-alarm fire at a meat processing plant in Burlington, near the Queen Elizabeth Way and Appleby Line.

No fire crews have yet been able to go inside and are fighting from outside the building, according to the Burlington fire department.

Both Hamilton and Oakville fire departments sent firefighters and equipment to assist Burlington crews. By 6 p.m., it appeared that the building's roof had collapsed, according to freelance photojournalist David Ritchie.

Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring said everyone from the plant and the scene has been accounted for.

Road closure

Police have closed Appleby Line between the QEW and Harvester Road.

They asked people nearby to close the windows of their homes.

Commuters and passersby have shared photos and video of the fire on social media.

Freelance videographer Andrew Collins captured heavy smoke and flames pouring from the building Wednesday afternoon:

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