Fire at Guelph's organic waste plant prompts shutdown of facility
The City of Guelph said in a release that scheduled organic collection for residents won't be affected
A fire at one of Guelph's organic waste lines has caused the city to shut down the whole facility until the damage has been assessed.
On Thursday, the Guelph Fire department responded to the fire on Dunlop Drive at 12 p.m., where crews found light smoke coming from one of the four processing lines of the facility.
Crews were able to control the fire relatively quickly and extinguish it. Staff was safely evacuated and no injuries are reported.
Even though only one of the four processing lines at the facility was affected by the fire, the city decided to shut down the whole plant until the area has been cleared out and damages are assessed.
An investigation has been launched to determine the cause and to assess damages before it can operate again.
The City of Guelph said in a release that scheduled organic collection for residents won't be affected. Homeowners can still access the Waste Resource Innovation Centre as well.