IN PICTURES Major fire at Serres Toundra in Saint Felicien

IN PICTURES | Major fire at Serres Toundra in Saint-Félicien

A major fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon at the Serres Toundra site in Saint-Félicien in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

Firefighters received an initial call around 3:56 p.m. about a fire said to have broken out at a substation located in one of the cucumber manufacturing company’s three greenhouses.

According to initial hypotheses, a problem with a transformer would be involved in the fire.

35 firefighters were quickly on site to fight the fire.

The fire brigade from the nearby city of Normandy was also called to help.

The fire happened just before a key informational meeting scheduled to take place Wednesday night to announce a major $500 million investment.

With this sum, seven new expansion stages of the company should be financed.

Les Serres Toundra have been the target of many complaints from citizens about light pollution.

A research team visited the company’s site last September to assess the level of light pollution from the pumpkin plant.