Blaze at Capilano honey factory

Capilano Honey Limited has made a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange regarding a factory fire at its Redlands site late last week.

The fire, which occurred on Friday, took place in the main building, site of the company’s decanting, bottle production and packing operations.

“The fire took place in a corner of the property and has damaged one of our secondary honey holding and decanting sheds,” the statement reads.

Nobody was injured in the blaze, which led to the evacuation of over 50 staff and the loss of hundreds of pallets of honey.

“Due to the size of the fire and the smoke plume that was issuing an initial evacuation of half a kilometre was imposed,” Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Mt Ommaney station officer Trevor Rush told the Courier Mail.

The Brisbane Times reported that the fire began just before 3 pm and involved six fire crews.