Neville green­houses struck by fire

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS - By Gor­don Lam­bie

The pro­duc­tion green­houses for Len­noxville gar­den cen­tre Les Ser­res Neville took a se­ri­ous hit on Sun­day morn­ing when a fire broke out in the heat­ing sys­tem. Ac­cord­ing to Syl­vain Dusseault, As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor of the Cook­shire Fire De­part­ment, the out­build­ing that housed the heat­ing sys­tem is a com­plete loss and two nearby green­houses were dam­aged as a re­sult of the blaze.

Dusseault said that although the fire de­part­ment has been able to con­firm that the fire be­gan in the out­build­ing, the ex­act cause is not yet cer­tain. The build­ing in ques­tion had a wood pel­let stove and a va­ri­ety of elec­tri­cal heaters with some known is­sues, the As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor ex­plained.

“It is cer­tainly one of the two,” Dusseault said, “but we can­not say ex­actly what the cause was at this point in time.”

The Neville Fam­ily was un­avail­able to com­ment on the im­pact of the dam­age on the young plants in the green­houses by press time on Sun­day. Ac­cord­ing to the Ser­res Neville web­site, nearly 100 per

cent of the plants sold at the Welling­ton Street South gar­den cen­tre are grown at

the pro­duc­tion site, in­clud­ing all an­nu­als and peren­ni­als.

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