CORNWALL Ontario – Fire struck the East End of Cornwall after a man triggered a fire while working on a vehicle.
Residents of 319 and 319A Louisa watched their homes go up in flames and area residents were asked to evacuate as Cornwall Fire Services went into action.
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Witnesses reported hearing 4 or 5 loud pops and explosions before the flames over took the buildings.
I live at 325 Louisa, 319, 317 and 315 are mostly burnt to the ground as of right now, and the fire dept is all hands on deck calling in reserve to put out the fires.
We’re all fine, no need to worry, the entire street’s been evacuated, i heard from a friend that it was caused by a guy working on his car causing a gas explosion, in the hospital now with 3rd degree burns
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(photo courtesy of Brandon Whitford)
Cornwall Fire Services reported that the vehicle fire required 33 personnel and eight vehicles. One firefighter suffered minor injuries and no loss of life. The fire is still under investigation.