Cause of Welland construction trailer fire undetermined
St. Catharines Standard

The cause of a fire that engulfed a construction trailer on private property in east Welland Sunday is undetermined, says acting fire Chief Adam Eckhart.

At about 10:30 a.m. crews were called to the area of East Main Street and Farr Road, after firefighters on their way to a vehicle crash called it in.

Eckhart said the property appears to be an area where the owner keeps a “collection of construction material.”

The trailer’s contents were unknown Sunday as it “wasn’t standing” when firefighters arrived, said Eckhart.

The layout of the land created its own challenges with access to the blaze.

A laneway into the property sits about a half-kilometre from Farr Road, which was “unpassable” for firetrucks to get through, said Eckhart.

This resulted in responders running hoses from near the East Main Street and Farr Road intersection to combat the fire.

Eckhart estimated damage to be $25,000. It is undetermined whether the fire is being considered suspicious.

No injuries resulted from the fire, he said.

It took more than two hours to extinguish the blaze.

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