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Fire quicky contained at Central Smith Creamery north of Peterborough

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A fire broke out at Central Smith Creamery north of Peterborough on Wednesday afternoon – Sep 18, 2019

Fire broke out at the Central Smith Creamery plant just north of Peterborough on Wednesday afternoon.

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Selwyn Township firefighters, Peterborough County-City paramedics and Peterborough County OPP were called to the factory on Lindsay Road around 2:20 p.m. The business specializes in ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes, and frozen yogurt products.

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Smoke was visible in the building when firefighters arrived.

Selwyn Township fire prevention officer Andrew Bowyer tells Global News Peterborough that the fire started in the attic of the office area. It’s believed the fire broke out as a result of construction workers using a blowtorch on the roof of the building.

Employees and the people working on the building managed to extinguish the fire before firefighters arrived.

Firefighters applied additional foam to the damaged area and checked the building to ensure the fire did not spread.

There is no damage estimate.

The building was temporarily evacuated while crews worked on the affected area, but were let back in about a hour later.

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