Fire at Mount Forest Waste Management facility causes $100,000 in damage

MOUNT FOREST – Damage is estimated at $100,000 in the wake of a Sept. 9 fire at the Waste Management facility here.

Wellington North Fire Dave Guilbault stated firefighters were called to the building at 226 Industrial Drive at about 5:15pm on Monday.

About 44 firefighters responded – along with the OPP and paramedics – from  Mount Forest, Arthur, Minto (aerial), West Grey (aerial) and the Inter-Township department from Grey County.

Guilbault stated there were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.

“Upon arrival by Mount Forest crews, heavy smoke was visible in the 21,000 square-foot building,” the chief said.

Garbage burning included household waste, furniture, mattresses and plastics, which did cause some smoke damage to several offices. Guilbault said damage is estimated at $100,000.

Fire officials say there is no environmental threat as a result of the fire.

Crews remained on scene until about 2am on Sept. 10 monitoring hot spots.