Structure fire at Monarto South - 12 July 2019

Update at 6:30pm:

Eight CFS and five MFS trucks responded to an alarm that sounded at around 3:10pm, on Arbon Court at Monarto South.

Sixty firefighters arrived at a fresh fruit processing plant issuing smoke and with the south western wall on fire.

Employees were able to safely evacuate the building and attempted to extinguish the fire.

However, the fire burnt into the processing plant, into cardboard and plastic packaging.

Crews are still recovering burning material from inside the plant.

However, their hard work has seen them able to protect about $4.5million of infrastructure, with damage estimated at $160,000.

The cause is still being investigated.

2019-07-12 Ali Martin