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Fire destroys Ont.-based pool supply molder Vinyl Works Canada

A "catastrophic electrical failure" caused a Feb. 6 fire at Vinyl Works Canada's Port Colborne, Ontario, facility that destroyed the plant.


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February 11, 2018 by Canadian Plastics

A “catastrophic electrical failure” caused a Feb. 6 fire at Vinyl Works Canada’s Port Colborne, Ontario, facility that destroyed the plant.

In a news release late Thursday afternoon, Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Deputy Chief Mike Bendia said it was determined the fire was accidental.

Bendia set the damage value Thursday at more than $3 million, up from a $1 million estimate on Feb. 7.

The fire at Vinyl Works was noticed by employees who were opening up the shop for the day. All seven employees safely escaped the fire without injury.

Approximately 55 firefighters from several stations tackled the blaze but were unable to save the building.

Headquartered at the Port Colborne, facility, Vinyl Works manufactures patio furniture, as well as swimming pool accessories specifically designed for above ground pools, including ladders, steps, and entry systems.