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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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Fire Crews Responded to this Warehouse on Palletta Ave in Burlington and Arrived to Find Heavy Smoke and Fire Showing from the Building..This call was

Emergency crews were called to the building, located at the southwest corner of Appleby Line and the QEW, at 4:10 p.m. Everyone in the building was accounted At the height of the fire , 40 firefighters and 14 trucks were on scene battling the blaze and firefighters from Oakville and Hamilton responded.

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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