The loss is estimated at $3 million, said Kevin Martin.
Four fire departments began fighting the fire on Tuesday and were still at work Wednesday afternoon. The controlled atmosphere storage facility was about 60,000 square feet.
Martin said he’s not sure how many apples he lost in the fire, but they were of all different varieties.
Martin has about 280 hectares of apple orchards in the area. The main business is just outside the northern city limits of Waterloo.
All of Bayham fire services, two stations from Malahide, a tanker from Norfolk and an aerial crew from Aylmer responded to the fire.