The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation
fire moved so quickly there was little time for the people on site to
put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher, said a news release from the
town of Amherst. (Submitted by the Town of Amherst)
An evening cleaning trailers in a parking lot in Amherst,
N.S., quickly turned dangerous after a trailer containing a pressure
washer burst into flames and burned through three other transport truck
trailers and a pickup truck before it could be put out.
started Monday evening around 8 p.m. in the parking lot of Gordon Food
Service at 38 Industrial Park Dr. according to a news release sent out
by the town.
No one was injured in the blaze.
By the time firefighters arrived, three of the trailers were already burning out of control.
three were fully involved.They all had flames coming out of various
spots within the trailers," said Amherst fire chief Greg Jones.
A contractor hired by Gordon Food Service to clean the trailers
was inside one when a small trailer containing the pressure washer he
was using caught fire. A truck driver saw the flames and told the
cleaner to get out.
The fire quickly spread to three
16-metre-long trailers and a pickup truck towing the trailer with the
pressure washer, all of which were destroyed.
Three other transport truck trailers were also damaged in the fire.
biggest issue was the close proximity of the trailers. It's not
uncommon in a yard where there would be numerous trailers that are being
stored just prior to being used, for them to be parked that close. And
the proximity of the trailers, unfortunately, gave opportunity to the
fire to quickly jump from one to another," said Jones.
said the damage could have been a lot worse had workers with Gordon
Foods not moved some of the other trailers out of the area before they
could catch fire.
The pickup truck towing the trailer with the pressure washer was also destroyed in the fire. (Submitted by the Town of Amherst)
The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.
It took 46 firefighters around 20 minutes to put out the blaze.
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