(UPDATE) Scrap fire at Colville Auto-Wreckers in Augusta
(Image courtesy of Mary Ellen Mills)
UPDATE 09-01-2021 9:10AM: County Road 26 is no longer closed due to the fire.
UPDATE 08-31-2021 1:23PM: County Road 26 is closed from County Road 15 to Lord Mills Road for non-emergency vehicles as a result of the fire. Firefighters and police are on site, and a detour has been set up.
A fire has broken out in Augusta Township.
The fire began early this morning at Colville Auto-Wreckers. Witnesses say that a scrap pile at the junkyard caught fire.
The fire department arrived on scene at 9:45 in the morning. Fire crews and tankers from Prescott, Merrickville, Leeds, Edwardsburgh-Cardinal and other nearby townships are helping keep the fire from spreading.
The Augusta fire chief has been contacted for comment, and has not responded at time of writing.