Fire breaks out at Cornwall propane facility

Jocelyne Lloyd
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Firefighters had to act fast to put out a fire in the cab of a truck whose trailer was loaded with propane

CORNWALL — Firefighters had to act fast early this morning to put out a fire in the cab of a truck whose trailer was loaded with propane.

A passerby noticed the flames at about 3:10 a.m. at the propane storage facility on W.B. MacPhail Drive in Cornwall.

The North River fire department and Queens District RCMP found the cab on fire with a large cylinder trailer containing propane attached to it.

The provincial fire marshal is investigating.

Geographic location: Cornwall

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  • hrcbear
    June 09, 2014 - 15:38

    Indeed the second at a propane tank farm. Lucky at 3 AM someone was driving by otherwise a potential disaster could have taken place and the area as we see it would not have looked the same this morning considering a blast zone of 1/4 mile with everything destroyed and residents forced to evacuate up to 1/2 a mile. That would have taken much longer as there is only one police officer assigned to Cornwall. The need to sell off property in the Industrial sector pre-empted common sense.

  • passerby
    June 09, 2014 - 10:24

    Great work NRFD !!!!!!!!!! Dangerous situation and you got the job done !!!!!! Hats go off to these couragous men and women of the NRFD .This could have been extremely bad but fast response time and great men and woman saved a community

    • don
      June 09, 2014 - 12:41

      is this not the 2nd we have had involving a truck hooked up to fuel on pei in the past year