Fire destroys Brittany factory
MARINE Harvest’s smoked salmon plant in Brittany was destroyed by fire last month. The blaze spread rapidly, destroying almost all the facilities, including the 7,000 m² production section at the Kritsen factory in Landivisiau.
The fire started in the south-west section of the building, for causes that are being investigated, and quickly spread to the eastern section, according to reports.
The 146 employees who were at the site were evacuated safely, but two firemen experienced minor injuries.
The plant was founded in 1994 and has been a subsidiary of Marine Harvest since 2006. It is a fish processing company known mainly for its smoked salmon, employing more than 300 people, plus a further 200 temporary employees during peak periods.