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Monday, April 15, 2024
Fire breaks out at Colaneri Estate Winery


Heavy smoke billowed over Colaneri Estate Winery Tuesday afternoon after a storage area behind the main building caught fire.

No one was hurt and the cause of the fire is not yet known, according to Niagara-on-the-Lake deputy fire chief Nick Ruller.

Wooden skids in a large storage area outside of the winery caught fire, he said.

Firefighters decided to protect the main building and focus on the large outside storage, which is about 75 feet by 50 feet, he added.

Fire services arrived the scene three minutes after the dispatch and the blaze was extinguished in under 30 minutes.

The owners of the winery declined to comment.


In an interview with The Lake Report Wednesday morning, Ruller said the fire isn’t considered suspicious.

The 53-foot tractor trailer, which was used for storage, burned down completely as well as another outbuilding, said Ruller.

In a Facebook post, the owners of the winery said the main building was untouched and the winery will remain open.

“We wanted to give you an update and express our sincere thanks to everyone who extended their well wishes to us. Nobody was injured and we were very blessed to have the wind on our side,” reads the statement.

“Huge thank you goes out to the Niagara-on-the-Lake firefighters with their quick response and bravery. There are no words to express properly our gratitude. They are special people who volunteer for this.”

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