Major Structure Fire at Wood Product Plant in Shelburne

Crews were still extinguishing hot spots at 9:30 Friday morning. Photo Credit: Shelburne Chief Brad Lemaich via Twitter (@bradlemaich)

No major injuries were reported at the scene of a major structure fire in Shelburne yesterday.

Shelburne and District Fire Department and Shelburne Police were called to a fire at a wood product plant on the west end of town shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017. One of the main production buildings on the property was mostly engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived on scene.

Five fire departments battled the blaze all night, with Honeywood, Grand Valley, Orangeville, and Dundalk Fire departments all assisting and Dufferin County Paramedic Service standing by at the scene. As of 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 11, the fire had been extinguished with a few hot spots continuing to flare. Crews are still on scene (pictured above).

There are no major injuries reported, however two people, including one fire fighter, were treated at the scene by paramedics.

It is too early to confirm the cause the of the fire, but the Fire Marshal’s office has been notified. Shelburne Police has initiated an investigation, however it will continue jointly with the Shelburne and District Fire Department and The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office once the fire has been fully extinguished.

It is too early to estimate the total value of the damage, however will certainly be very significant.

Photo Credit: Shelburne Police Service and Shelburne Fire Chief Brad Lemaich via Twitter (@bradlemaich)

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