Multiple teams of Township firefighters were on scene of a structure fire in Milner Thursday.
Reports came in at about 2:45 a.m. of a fire that apparently started in the machine room of Bevo greenhouses, along Glover Road, near the #10 Highway connector, said Bruce Ferguson, the Township’s deputy fire chief.
The fire did a considerable amount of damage to the structures, said deputy chief Russ Jenkins.
The fire is believed to have begun as a mechanical fire in the mechanism that feeds wood chips into the greenhouse’s boiler, said Jenkins.
It spread from a mechanical room into the truck bays and greenhouses themselves.
“It caught their supply of wood chips on fire as well,” said Jenkins.”
The whole fire was very challenging to extinguish, and as of Thursday afternoon, about 12 hours after the first alarm, five to six crews were still on scene mopping up.
No one was injured.
Investigators were also there hoping to determine more accurately where and how the fire started, but it is not considered suspicious, Jenkins said.
Crews were busy much of the night battling unsuccessfully against a blaze in the 19800-block of 28th Avenue.
A mobile home on the property was destroyed by flames. No one was reportedly hurt, Ferguson said.
Jenkins said the fire’s cause was thought to be electrical.
Teams were also called overnight to the 400-block of 216th Street. A sprinkler was activated on the second floor of the women’s campus of the Wagner Hills addiction recovery centre.
Ferguson had yet to receive a report about the extent of the fire, if any, or if anyone was injured. The building was evacuated.