Five collectible cars along with two motorcycles were damaged in this fire in Carr’s Landing earlier this month. Firefighters did managed to save the garage they were stored in however.

Classic cars damaged in blaze

The fire department was called out to Carr’s Landing on May 2 to deal with a structure fire. The blaze was subdued but not without considerable damage to the building and its contents.

Asst. Fire Chief Brent Penner says what was originally thought to be a burning residence turned out to be a large detached garage. The garage was being used to house collectable cars and motorcycles.

The fire was extinguished in one of the five cars parked in the garage.

Although the building was saved Penner estimates the damage to the cars, two motorcycles and additional contents at $750,000.

With no fire hydrants located in the vicinity of the home, fire fighters relied on a water tender trucks and engines from both the Carr’s Landing and Winfield stations to put out the flames.

The fire is still under investigation however the intial findings point toward an accidental fire.

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