Sep 02, 2013
By Andy Johnson
Damage is estimated at around $2 million in a blaze that gutted the main building at a popular farmer’s market north of Waterloo. Fire crews were called out early Monday morning and found a 24,000 square foot building fully engaged at the St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market, a popular destination for zoomers across southern Ontario. The building houses some 60 vendors estimate. Despite the damage, Woolwich Township Deputy Fire Chief Dale Martin says the market’s outdoor section could once again be open to food sellers and the public by Thursday. The fire was fueled by the wood building and fabrics and other materials sold by vendors. There were no injuries. The cause of the blaze is under investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshall.