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The remains of a storage shed that burned at a building supply business in Hammond. Photo courtesy of Clarence-Rockland Fire Department

Electrical accident causes fire at Hammond business

The cause of a fire at a lumberyard in Hammond on Tuesday was electrical.

Clarence-Rockland Fire Chief Brian Wilson said a dump truck struck an overhead power line which caused a storage shed at J. Lalonde et Fils RONA building supplies to catch fire.

Firefighters responded to the scene at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and got the fire under control.  There were no injuries.

Wilson said damage is estimated at $500,000 to $600,000.

The business remains open.

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James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor.He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets.James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
James Morgan

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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