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Overnight fire at Abe Auto Wreckers in Clarington draws crews from all stations

Clarington Emergency and Fire Services Patch

Clarington April 21, 2015/- A large fire at Abe Auto Wreckers has been extinguished. Clarington Emergency & Fire crews arrived on scene just before 11 p.m. yesterday. Approximately 100 vehicles at the wrecking yard went up in flames. Thirty-six firefighters worked throughout the night to extinguish the fire. No one was injured.

"It was a large fire, but we were able to get the upper hand and gain control within hours. Firefighters remained on scene throughout the night to extinguish any hot spots," said Deputy Fire Chief Mark Berney.

The Ministry of the Environment is on scene, assessing any environmental impact to the ground, well water and air quality. Fire crews also notified the Durham Emergency Management Office of the fire.

The cause is not deemed suspicious. Damages sustained in the fire are estimated between $50,000 and $100,000.

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