Paletta International and Tender Choice facilities go up in flames - massive fire destroys everything.

News 100 redBy Staff

December 6, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Paletta International premises on Paletta caught fire earlier in the day. The first call to the fire department came in at 4:10 in the afternoon

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The building was fully engulfed in flames shortly after the fire broke at and was called in at 4:10 pm

Flames have fully engulfed the building – bringing 14 pieces Burlington fire department apparatus to the scene. Volunteer firefighters have been called to stage stations at this point in time

Hamilton and Oakville fire departments are providing assistance

Full-time staff have been called in on overtime to assist
The building was completely evacuated – everyone got out and there are no reported injuries.·

Heavy smoke blanketed the Appleby Line – QEW area but did not interfere with GO train service.

Paletta fire

Everyone was safely evacuated from the building.

Paletta_intlThe structure houses the head office of Paletta International and the Tender Choice chicken processing operation.

The immediate challenge for the corporation is going to be to find office space for staff and to plan for the reconstruction of the chicken processing operations.  There are a lot of farms that are going to have to decide what they do with their poultry operations.

The downstream economic damage from this fire is going to be extensive.

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