Canadian Manufacturing

Fire at Toronto cardboard plant causes $500K in damage

Fire started incorrugation machine, spread into ductwork at Norampac Inc. paper-processing plant

TORONTO—Four people have been sent to hospital with minor injuries after a three-alarm fire at a cardboard factory in west-end Toronto.

Firefighters say the blaze started around 10:30 a.m. Aug. 8 in a corrugation machine, and then spread into the ductwork at the Norampac Inc. paper-processing plant on Evans Avenue in Etobicoke.

They say four workers who tried to put the fire out suffered smoke inhalation and were hospitalized as a precaution.

Damage is estimated at $500,000.

The Ontario Fire Marshal and the Ministry of Labour have been called in.

Norampac is a subsidiary of Cascades Inc.

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