Thursday, July 27, 2006
Fire destroys wreckers
"A malfunction of a propane-powered forklift is the suspected cause of a fire that destroyed BC Auto Wrecking in South Wellington Monday, Cranberry fire Chief Ron Gueulette said.
The fire call came in at 2 p.m. and black smoke was soon visible for kilometres.
"We had guys at the hall so we were there within a couple of minutes, but we knew it was bad," said Gueulette.
"Reports from the people who were there said it basically exploded." "
This happened a few hundred yard from us, just across the highway. On the hottest day in some years. Luckily the wind blew the smoke in the opposite direction. In the yard Daph heard the propane tanks pop--I was inside with a fan beside my head.
Posted by Peter at 12:35 PM