Brandon, MB, Canada – Overnight fire at food processing plant suppressed with help from sprinkler system

Brandon firefighters and police responded to a report of a fire at the Maple Leaf Foods plant at 2:36 a.m. Tuesday morning. In a brief phone call this morning, Capt. Wade Ritchie confirmed news of the fire, which burned deep inside the hog processing plant. Ritchie said there was heavy smoke coming out when firefighters arrived on scene.  Brandon firefighters and police responded to a fire at the Maple Leaf Foods plant in Brandon in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Oct. 3. No injuries have been reported.  Details regarding the nature of the fire were not yet available this morning, though Richie stated that the sprinkler system activated within the building, aiding efforts to douse the blaze.  Both police and firefighters said there were no injuries reported to authorities.

Brandon Police Sgt. Dave Andrews told the Sun that the fire was not considered to be suspicious in nature. Police attended the scene shortly after the fire began, but soon ended their involvement on scene.More information is expected later this morning.

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