Fire sevrely damages an Estevan transportation company
The Estevan Fire Department battles a diesel fuel fire. Phot credit: Estevan Fire Department
An Estevan business has suffered significant losses following a fire involving diesel fuel tanks. Crews responded to the blaze at “Xtreme Pickers” early in the morning of December 28th.
Crews battled the fire for at least eight hours as it engulfed two commercial warehouses. Estevan’s fire chief Shane Code says at least four fuel tanks on trucks also caught fire. The cold weather also proved to be challenge for fire fighters.
“You’ve got -20, -22 [degree] temperatures with water and it makes for an interesting effect,” said Code. We had some challenges with the valves on one of our trucks. We had to thaw it out. And out aerial truck became encased, like an ice sculpture.”
The damage has been estimated to be in the millions of dollars. Investigators will begin to investigate the cause of the fire once the debris cools.