Emergency crews battling major industrial building fire in Burlington

Fire crews continued to battle a major blaze late December 6 at the Paletta International Corp. meat processing plant in Burlington Ont.

The incident occurred at the Paletta International Corporation building, a meat processing plant founded in 1967 located near the busy intersection of Appleby and Mainway.

"One section of the building did collapse on itself", said Burlington Fire Chief David Lazenby, who is on the scene.

There were no reports of injuries, Halton Regional Police said.

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Oakville and Hamilton fire services sent firefighters to help extinguish the flames and the Ontario Fire Marshal is expected to arrive on scene tomorrow. However, officials said the highway remained open.

Lazenby said all occupants of the building evacuated safely with majority out of the building by the time emergency services personnel arrived.

There is now a fire on South Service Road.

Appleby between the QEW and Harvester Road has been closed due to potential ammonia fumes caused by the fire, according to police.

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