November 27, 2022

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Classic cars destroyed in garage fire near Simcoe

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Fireplace crews from Simcoe, Waterford and Delhi responded at just just after 10 p.m. to the fireplace at 4135 Highway 3.

The homeowner, who declined to give his identify, said Thursday afternoon that he and his driver experienced set a Mercedes into the garage at 8 p.m. They went within to view the hockey sport, and by 10 p.m. firefighters were being arriving.

“I lost a good deal of extravagant automobiles and stuff in there,” he claimed, noting that he had been amassing vintage vehicles for about 40 several years. The assortment bundled a Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Corvettes, and two autos created in 1935. “One, a 1935 Ford three-window coupe, was really challenging for me to get.”

The owner figured the contents of the setting up — which incorporated “every software that you would at any time need” — was valued at about $500,000.

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“It was really a unique selection,” he said. “They’re in there, but they are fried. Some of the things is irreplaceable.”

Firefighters worked Wednesday evening to have the hearth to the front 50 % of the garage, found at the rear of the home. A crew remained on scene Thursday afternoon to check out for hot spots.

Cory Armstrong-Smith, Norfolk County hearth prevention officer claimed in a news release the making endured $200,000 damage.

He explained the fire is not considered suspicious.

“Highway 3 was closed for a number of hours because of to this fireplace when our hose strains were stretched throughout the roadway.”

With documents from Postmedia

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