HANTSPORT, N.S. – Workers in the industrial production factory on their return to work after being evacuated in the early hours of the 18th of November.
The firefighters, with the following mutual assistance in Brooklyn, Windsor and Wolfville, were called CKF Inc. around 5:50 pm Additional departments provided a waiting service at the station.
"Upon arrival, the crews found a fire in one of the plant's production machines," said Paul Maynard, deputy chief of the sports station, in an interview.
"The team engineers here are getting hit, that's significant for the hydraulic system on the machine, which did not affect any of the other machines in the building," Maynard said, noting that the fire took place in the main building where the new machines are located.
Maynard said there were a lot of electrical components to deal with, and it was challenging.
"We had to isolate the electricity, the machines were quite substantial, so it was only a matter of access to where the fire was," Maynard said.
"The second challenge was that we had some expansion into the ceiling and roof area of the building."
Brooklyn, Windsor and Wolville air trucks were required to deal with the fire that lay on the roof.
"It's an intense exercise, quite intense, when you went into the industrial shutdown industry so we needed quite a few teams here to distribute people.It was very hot inside the building as well so we had to keep the teams turned out," said Mynard.
The factory, located on Prince Street, produces food products and packaging products. It is Canada's largest manufacturer of paper plates for single use under the Royal Chinet brand.
Maynard praised the rapid thinking of the workers during the fire.
"I think it was a good job of all involved, including the team here, who did the initial attack on the fire, but I realized pretty quickly that it was a bit more than they could handle and left immediately," Maynard said. "Everyone is safe, and that's the main thing, there were no casualties, including a team, so it's always a good day."
At 8 am, fire crews were still on scene monitoring situation to ensure the fire did not expand further but began to pack.