Fire at Niagara Regional recycling plant forces residents to shelter-in-place in Thorold

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Published March 22, 2023 at 8:34 am

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A shelter-in-place for the Thorold Allanburg area was in effect.

Residents continued to shelter-in-place Wednesday morning (March 22) after a fire broke out at the Niagara Regional recycling plant in Thorold yesterday.

The fire was first reported at 3 p.m. yesterday (March 21) at the 1786 Allanport Rd. facility. It is suspected the blaze began in the cardboard section of the warehouse.

Although the fire appeared to be extinguished yesterday, Niagara Regional Police Service said fire crews are still battling the blaze as of early this morning.

A shelter-in-place for the Thorold Allanburg area was in effect as of around 6 a.m. Thorold Fire Service said winds continue to cause issues with drifting smoke.

Officials asked residents to remain indoors, windows shut. Allanport Road remains closed.

“Smoke is hanging low and still prevalent in the area,” police said last night.

There were no reports of injuries in the fire.

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