Fire at Winnipeg malting plant the 2nd in 10 days
Firefighters were also called to silo fire in Malteurop Canada facility on Oct. 3
Winnipeg firefighters have returned to a malting plant on Dugald Road, 10 days after they were called to the same facility on reports of smouldering grain in a silo.
Fire officials confirm that crews were called to 3001 Dugald Rd. just after 9 a.m. Thursday. They described the situation as "ongoing" as of midday.
Firefighters had doused a fire at the bottom of a grain silo at the same address — home to the Malteurop Canada plant — on Oct. 3.
At the time, officials said about 40 tonnes of barley had to be removed using an auger before they reached the smouldering grain and extinguished it.
No injuries were reported in the earlier fire.