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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