Ontario Fire Marshal investigating Woodstock fire
Published Sunday, December 2, 2012 12:16PM EST
Last Updated Sunday, December 2, 2012 6:32PM EST
A long-standing Woodstock business Spicer’s Towing Service has more than 700 thousand dollars worth of damage after a fire ripped through the building.
It started just after 7 p.m. Saturday night, firefighters worked into the morning to battle the stubborn blaze.
The building is deemed unsafe to enter, making it hard for officials to investigate what caused the fire and where exactly it started.
Witness Bill Adams says the fire just kept growing. “Eventually the flames got bigger and bigger and the back of the building fell in.”
Officials say 25 firefighters were on scene. It took about six hours to get under control but fire crews were on scene for most of Sunday as well. “We’re still on scene for hot spots,” Captain Jeff Slager says. “Due to the collapse of the building we can’t get in to confirm that it’s completely out.”
Two of five vehicles inside the garage were destroyed and the newer part of the building wasn’t damaged.
Spicer’s Towing Service has been in business for almost 40 years. The Spicer Family says it’s their pride and joy and this won’t set them back.
“We’re still in business and we’ll keep working.” Drew Spicer says. “No one was hurt. Everything can be replaced. Rebuilt and replaced.”
Spicer also says they’re not going anywhere they plan to rebuild in the same location after the rubble is cleared.