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Update on Elizabeth Street vehicle fire

The cause of the fire could not be determined because of the extensive damage to the truck
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Reader submitted photo shows plume of smoke from a generator explosion at SelfStorageCo.ca on Elizabeth Street.

NEWS RELEASE

GUELPH FIRE DEPARTMENT

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Vehicle fire at 420 Elizabeth St., Guelph

GUELPH - Shortly before noon [Monday], the Guelph Fire Department received approximately 18 9-1-1 calls reporting a plume of thick black smoke and explosions at a self-storage facility located at 420 Elizabeth St. in Guelph.

On arrival, a large truck was found in a loading dock at the rear of the building, fully engulfed in flames.

The truck was being used to mix and apply spray foam insulation.

The fire was intense and required a prolonged application of water to extinguish the fire.

The runoff remained in the loading dock area and was collected and transported to a facility for treatment.

There was no danger to nearby residents.

A worker on scene was assessed by paramedics and fortunately, no treatment was required.

There were no injuries to firefighters.

The cause of the fire could not be determined because of the extensive damage to the truck.

A damage estimate is not available because some water flowed into the building and may have damaged materials stored in lockers near the loading dock.

Other agencies on scene were Guelph Police Service, Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Service, Environmental Protection Officer for the City, Union Gas and Guelph Hydro.

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