Fire destroys wood processing plant in Shelburne
Published Friday, August 11, 2017 2:06PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, August 11, 2017 5:58PM EDT
A fire that broke out Thursday evening has destroyed a wood-processing plant in Shelburne.
The fire broke out around 5 pm at the multi-building facility.
Five fire departments were called in to tackle the twenty-foot flames. The fire was so big smoke could be seen from five kilometres away.
There are several buildings at the site, but the main one was destroyed after it collapsed. Police say tires and machinery exploded from the intense heat.
One firefighter and an employee were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
The property is on Main Street West in the town of Shelburne, and is well off the road, away from other businesses or homes. The business processes speciality hardwoods and has seven employees.
Fire crews battled the fire all night, and the fire was still active Friday morning. Fire crews remained at the scene throughout the day Friday.
The Ontario Fire Marshal's Office has been called and police are also investigating, though at this time there is no reason to believe the fire is suspicious.