The Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency (SFRSA) had to intervene to put out a fire that had broken out in the early morning of yesterday at the meat processing factory Food Pro at Union Vale.
In a communiqué, the FoodPro management said the fire occurred only in the engine room and the police and the fire services are conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire which was put under control by 6.30am.
Due to smoke hazards in the area, security measures were taken to prevent people from approaching the scene and motorists had to seek alternative routes to their destinations until a few hours later when the road was cleared for traffic.
The FoodPro management said the factory will remain closed until further notice and that the company is working closely with concerned partners and contractors to restore power in the factory so that the situation gets back to normal as soon as possible.
FoodPro is a private company employing 75 workers.