Blaze destroys Grafton garage

by | Feb 6, 2024

Building and contents lost in mid-morning fire

A mid-morning fire destroyed a private garage and its contents on Sprague Street in Grafton on Tuesday, Feb. 6. 

The Woodstock Fire Department arrived on the scene to find the wooden structure fully involved. While it remains standing, the blaze destroyed the building and its contents. It also significantly damaged an older car parked in a carport attached to the structure. 

Woodstock Fire Chief Harold McLellan said the building contained several tools, motors and lifting equipment, which would amount to a significant loss for the owner. 

McLellan said the owner had been working in the garage earlier in the morning but had left to run errands. He said a neighbour noticed the fire a short time later and called 9–1-1. 

He said the owner returned to find his garage on fire. 

McLellan said the cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it’s not considered suspicious. 

The Woodstock Fire Chief said that 2024 is off to a busy start for his fire crew, noting that the department has responded to 26 calls this year. 

He explained the calls include some structure fires, flue fires, accidents and other types of calls. 

Woodstock fire crews respond to a garage fire in Grafton on Tuesday morning, Feb. 6. (Submitted photo)

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