Multiple alarm fire at food processing operation on Hamilton Mountain

Hamilton Police are investigating two suspected arson fires on the East Mountain. Don Mitchell / Global News

Damage to a poultry processing plant on Hamilton’s Mountain following an overnight fire is expected to be in the millions of dollars, according to firefighters.

The multiple alarm blaze started just early Friday, just after midnight, at a plant on Nebo just north of Rymal Road East.

“Upon arrival firefighters reported a working fire in the freezer storage area of the building,” assistant deputy fire chief Steve Welton told Global News.

The blaze carried over to locations of the storage unit which contained frozen poultry products and packaging materials.

Welton said there were no injuries and that the Office of the Fire Marshal has been notified.

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“Dollar loss is expected to be in the multi-million-dollar range,” according to Welton.


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