Canada: Massive fire at greenhouse complex

21-08-2019    02:00   |    CTV News Toronto

Officials say that firefighters were still dealing with small flames and hotspots last Saturday following a massive blaze at a large greenhouse complex in St. Catharines Friday night.

The fire at Pioneer Flower Farms on Seventh Street Louth south of Third Avenue Louth began at around 11 p.m. and continued to burn throughout the night.

St. Catharines Fire told CP24 Saturday morning that they were receiving assistance from five neighbouring fire departments. Reports from the scene suggested that the fire had engulfed several greenhouses and structures.

Investigators said that migrant workers were on the property at the time of the fire, but no injuries have been reported.

The total damage from the fire remains unclear, though it is expected to be in the millions of dollars.

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