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Vehicle fire at Guelph storage facility under investigation

The cause of a vehicle explosion at a storage facility in Guelph is under investigation. A truck used to mix and spray foam insulation caught fire Monday just before noon. No one was injured.

18 calls to 911 were made just before noon Monday

Police and fire crews responded to a self storage business after there were at least 18 calls to 911 about black smoke coming from the back of the building Monday around noon. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

Fire officials in Guelph are investigating after a large truck caught fire Monday at a self-storage facility at 420 Elizabeth Street in the city's east end.

The truck, which was near the loading dock at the back of the building, was being used to mix and apply spray foam insulation, fire officials said.

There were at least 18 calls to 911 reporting a plume of thick, black smoke. 

The fire was intense and crews poured a lot of water on the truck, officials said. Some of that water may have entered storage lockers near the loading dock, potentially damaging materials.

A worker at the scene was treated by paramedics. No one else was injured and there was no danger to nearby residents, officials said.

The cause and estimated damage is not known.

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