From Wednesday to Thursday the fire completely destroyed the duck breeding building owned by Connords to Lock Prom in Ang-Guardian, Montreux.
A few thousand ducks are said to have been killed in the fire, according to Philip O’Shaughnessy, the company’s chief executive, who spoke to the QMI agency this morning. However, this is a provisional estimate.
“The building has a capacity of 12,000, but it is not complete. We are at the time of evaluations and impacts. We will establish how we can continue the production and distribution of our products,” he said.
According to Mr O’Shaughnessy, the company would have lost 5 to 10% of its current herd.
The cause of the disaster is not yet known, but all point to an electrical problem, he said.
No employees were at the scene at the time of the fire, so no injuries were reported to company employees.
The fire broke out at the Connords to Lock Brom facility in Rang Saint-Georges in the municipality of Ang-Guardian, about twenty kilometers west of Cronby.
Headquartered in Noldon, Connarts to Lock Prom also has fifteen development buildings similar to the one that burned down Thursday night in Montero. The Ang-Guardian site was already on fire in 2016. In the same year, two other fires damaged the company’s facilities, including a slaughterhouse in Noldon and a livestock building in Racine, where tens of thousands of ducks perished.