Laval fire damages greenhouse operation of Quebec’s largest flower producer

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. TVA

Fire has ravaged a Laval greenhouse operation that bills itself as the province’s largest producer of flowers.

The blaze broke out shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday at Serres Sylvain Cleroux in the suburb north of Montreal, and it burned out of control for hours.

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The fire department has ruled the incident as accidental, but the exact cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

The company’s website says its greenhouse operation covers more than nine hectares, with facilities in Laval and Mirabel, Que.

It specializes in the production of annual flowers, selling in Quebec, Ontario and the United States.

— With files from Global’s Phil Carpenter