Some areas of facility still shut down, expected to be fully operational in a week
TORONTO—Maple Leaf Foods says it has reopened its Winnipeg facility after a fire broke out on the roof.
On Aug. 10 a fire started in the packaging area at the facility on Lagimodiere Road in Manitoba capital.
The fire was contained within one hour, according to the company and it is believed the fire started on the roof when hot roofing materials ignited.
Insurance adjustors are determining damages, which were largely contained to the electrical system.
The Lagimodiere facility produces cooked hams, back bacon, fresh sausages and value-added ham products.
Some areas of the facility, including ham boning operations, have resumed production on their normal schedules.
Other areas of the plant will require temporary repairs and it is expected to take a minimum of a week to resume production.
The fire did not damage the expansion and work underway to expand bacon processing at the facility will continue.