Fire destroys auto garage in Fergus
Firefighters battled the blaze in temperatures that dipped to -17 C with the windchill
An overnight fire has destroyed an auto garage near Fergus.
Fire crews were called to the garage on Third Line northeast of Fergus at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Smoke and flames were visible as firefighters arrived.
Centre Wellington Fire Chief Brad Patton tweeted firefighters fought the large blaze for eight hours in cold conditions. The temperatures dropped to -10 C overnight, but felt closer to -17 C with the windchill.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
At midnight <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CWFD?src=hash">#CWFD</a> responded to a large rural fire for 8 hrs, very cold, no relief crews, no hydrants, no complaints. <a href="https://t.co/bJRkBhewgv">pic.twitter.com/bJRkBhewgv</a>—@CWFireChief