Meat packing plant fire beside QEW in Wednesday rush

A large fire has destroyed the Palleta International meat packaging plant on Palleta Court in Burlington right beside the QEW Wednesday. The plant made sausage and other processed meat products from turkey, chicken and pork. The cause of the fire has not been stated but there was maintenance of some type going on at the plant when the fire struck about 4 p.m. The fire was a spectacle and a distraction for drivers in the afternoon rush. No one was injured in the conflagration which required help from nearby fire services in Oakville and Hamilton.