CAN (ON): Niagara-on-the-Lake firefighters respond to second greenhouse fire in a week

A week after helping battle a massive greenhouse blaze in St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake firefighters fought another "extensive fire" at a greenhouse in their own community.

The town's interim fire Chief Nick Ruller said about 40 firefighters aboard seven trucks responded to a fire at Niagara Flower Growers greenhouse at 1167 Line 6 Rd. blaze at 12:04 a.m. Friday, that caused about $450,000 damage before being extinguished about an hour later.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

Ruller said the first crews to arrive "encountered an extensive fire" burning within the 75,000 to 100,000 square foot greenhouse, "spread over a large area."

He said shade covers used to protect some of the flowers from bright sunlight within the greenhouse, had caught fire and the flames were spreading.

Read more at The St. Catharines Standard (Allan Benner)


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