Thursday, December 7, 2017

Massive fire at Paletta plant

A huge fire destroyed part of the Paletta International meat-processing plant in Burlington Wednesday.

The three-alarm fire was contained with the help of drones to identify hot spots within the burning building.

The Ontario Fire Marshall’s office has been called in to investigate.

The Paletta family has a chequered track record in the meat-packing industry, including arson that destroyed a plant they owned in Montreal, a bankruptcy of a beef-packing plant in Kitchener and a court victory after charges were laid for importing too much Australian beef.

It would be nice if this fire convinced the Paletta's to get out, and stay out, of the meat business.

There were several employees in the building near the busy intersection of the Queen Elizabeth Way and Appleby Line, but they escaped without injury.