Major blaze being battled at Rosa Flora
March 6, 2014, Dunnville, Ont. — Firefighters are continuing to battle a
stubborn blaze that has destroyed several facilities at Rosa Flora.
March 6, 2014, Dunnville, Ont. – Firefighters are continuing to battle a stubborn blaze that has destroyed several facilities at Rosa Flora.
According to news reports, the fire crews responded to the fire on Diltz Road about 1 a.m. this morning. It has destroyed offices and some greenhouses, with a warehouse also burning.
Eight area fire stations are on the scene, including one from nearby Wainfleet.
One news report says three firefighters have been taken to hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. There are said to be in stable condition.
Police at the scene say no one was in the building at the time the fire broke out and that no other injuries are being reported.
The Grand River Sachem community newspaper has quoted Haldimand County Fire Chief Rob Grimwood as pegging early damage estimates in the tens of millions of dollars range. The newspaper also reports that 19 fire trucks were on scene at one point.
Rosa Flora is one of North America’s largest cut flower growers and wholesalers. It has some some 1.6 million square feet of production and has long been regarded as one of the most innovative greenhouse operations in the industry.
We will update this story throughout the day.