Roar’s Matthew Wood, Investigating Niagara Lavender Festival Car Fire

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A fire damaged 15 cars and destroyed 19 on Monday at Niagara’s Lavender Festival. Roar’s fire investigator, Matthew Wood was on site to assess the damage.

“It was the acrid stench of smoke that replaced the sweet smell of lavender Monday as officials picked their way through a burned hay field that had doubled as a parking area for the Niagara Lavender Festival.

The field had been full of firefighters Sunday as the blaze off Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake destroyed 19 cars and left another 15 damaged.

Monday, it was the haunt of Insurance adjusters who spent a good part of the day inspecting vehicles and Ministry of the Environment officials checking soil for contamination from spilled fuel…”

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