05/06/2012 09:52 EDT | Updated 07/06/2012 05:12 EDT

100 homes evacuated in Princeville, Que. fire

About 50 firefighter are working to put out a major fire in Princeville, Que., near Victoriaville.

The Olymel slaughter house, on Saint Jean Baptiste Street, caught fire early Sunday morning.

Residents in about 100 homes in the surrounding area were forced to leave.

None of the 200 employees were at the facility at the time of the fire, just one security guard who reported the fire.