Fire Out at Hog Processing Plant

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 03:10 PM gHale

There was a fire at the Maple Leaf Foods hog processing plant in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, Tuesday morning.

The fire burned deep inside the hog processing plant at a packaging area where there was heavy smoke coming out when firefighters arrived on scene, said Brandon Fire Capt. Wade Ritchie.

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Details regarding the nature of the fire were not yet available, though Richie said the sprinkler system activated within the building, aiding efforts to douse the blaze.

Police and firefighters said there were no injuries reported to authorities.

Brandon Police Sgt. Dave Andrews said the fire was not considered to be suspicious in nature.

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