Massive blaze destroys slaughterhouse near Didsbury

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Global viewer Kori Erickson sent us this footage of a slaughterhouse on fire near Didsbury – Mar 15, 2016

Fire crews from Olds, Didsbury and Carstairs were called to large fire at a slaughterhouse about four kilometres south of Didsbury Tuesday.

It happened at around 2:30 p.m. along Range Road 20 at Township Road 310.

Paramedics were on standby in case any firefighters were hurt battling the massive blaze.

No one was injured.

According to Carstairs’ fire chief Jordan Schafer, within about an hour, crews had an upper-hand on the blaze.

Fire crews had initially suggested the slaughterhouse was abandoned. Late Tuesday afternoon, Global News was contacted by a woman who said the plant was actually in use, processing for a retail store at the time of the fire.

The investigation into what started the fire is ongoing.


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