Nfld. & Labrador

Six transport trucks destroyed in massive fire in Corner Brook

Police don't know what caused six transport trucks to ignite in Corner Brook around 6 A.M. on Sunday.

Police say it's not clear how the trucks ignited, but have determined it's not suspicious

Firefighters fight a massive blaze in Corner Brook in which six transport trucks were destroyed. (Craig Harnum/Facebook)

Police don't  know what caused multiple transport truck fires in Corner Brook on Sunday morning.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary received a call around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday about a large fire in the parking lot of  Armour Transportation Systems in Watsons Pond Industrial Park.

"When they arrived, there were a number of vehicles on fire, the large transport truck-type vehicles," said Const. Shawna Park, RNC's media relations officer in Corner Brook.

It was quite intense for a while.- Shawna Park

"The initial truck ignited, and there were high winds, very high winds at the time, which pushed the flames over the other trucks, which were parked in close proximity to that initial truck," she said.

The fuel tank ruptured on the first truck and fuel moved toward the other trucks, causing a domino effect of fire. All the vehicles were destroyed.

After one truck ignited, leaky fuel and high winds caused five other trucks to also catch fire. (Craig Harnum/Facebook)

"It was quite intense for a little while," said Park. "The quick action of the Corner Brook fire department got it under control."

No one was hurt, and nearby surveillance footage helped the fire investigator determine that no one was around the vehicles at the time of the fire.

Park says the fire isn't suspicious and the investigation is now over.

"Absolutely not suspicious. Nothing that was caused by any person, Just one of those things that sometimes happens with vehicles," said Park.

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