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Burning van causes damage at Tim Hortons in downtown Kincardine

October 26, 2018

Black smoke billowed into the sky above the Tim Hortons in downtown Kincardine after a burning van slammed into a garbage can at the southeast corner of the building, Friday just before Noon.

Witnesses said the van burst into flame and hit the garbage can, smashing a window and allowing smoke inside the building.



A van catches fire beside the Tim Hortons in downtown Kincardine; photo by Pat Stewart



The burning van beside Tim Hortons in downtown Kincardine; photo by Liz Giroux

Kincardine firefighters and South Bruce OPP were on the scene but there is no report yet of what caused the accident, if there were injuries or the estimate of damage to the vehicle or the building.

While firefighters battled the blaze, police were kept busy, directing traffic at the intersection of Queen Street and Broadway.



Kincardine firefighters battle the van fire at the Tim Hortons in downtown Kincardine; photo by Liz Giroux



The Kincardine Fire Department battles the van fire beside Tim Hortons in downtown Kincardine; video by Liz Giroux

Tim Hortons was closed for the rest of the day, but the restaurant is expected to be open Saturday at 5 a.m.

The adjacent UPI gas station was closed until late afternoon when it was reopened.



The charred remains of the van after the fire was extinguished; photo by Darcie Maurer



The van is towed away from the scene; photo by Liz Giroux

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