No one hurt in separate fires at concrete plant, barn west of London

Firefighters on scene of a fire at Coldstream Concrete, June 15, 2021. Photo from Coldstream Concrete/Facebook.

A fire Tuesday night has temporarily left a concrete plant in Middlesex County idle.

Emergency crews were called to Coldstream Concrete on Quaker Line after large flames were spotted coming from the plant.

The fire was contained to one area and did not affect the main production line, Middlesex OPP said on Wednesday.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, but is not considered to be suspicious, police added.

The company expressed gratitude on its Facebook page to firefighters who worked to extinguish the flames. The statement credits firefighters’ quick response for containing the blaze to a “relatively small section of the plant.”

“While we will need some time to fully assess the extent of the damage, we are optimistic that we will be back up and safely running soon,” Coldstream said. “Thank you to the community for your support during this time.”

Coldstream Concrete has been in business since 1945. It manufactures precast concrete products for the construction and drainage industry.

A barn destroyed by fire on Ivan Drive in Middlesex County, June 16, 2021. Photo courtesy of OPP.

A barn destroyed by fire on Ivan Drive in Middlesex County, June 16, 2021. Photo courtesy of OPP.

A second fire just down the road from the concrete plant reduced a barn to rubble.

The barn on Ivan Drive near Coldstream Road broke out after the one at Coldstream.

All of the livestock made it out safely and no one was hurt, police said.

The fire has been deemed non-suspicious.