Pilkington fire causes $120,000 in damage

PILKINGTON – A home workshop fire on the 8th Line West, on Oct. 24 is estimated to have caused $120,000 in damages.

The call came in around 1:15pm, Centre Wellington deputy fire chief Jonathan Karn told the Advertiser.

“When we got here there was visible smoke coming from a… 30 by 50, shop on the property,” said Karn.

About 20 firefighters responded from the Fergus and Elora stations. There were no injuries.

Workshop fire
treated as accidental

“The homeowner had gone into his house to have lunch,” said Karn.

While the cause of the fire has not been released, Karn said it is being treated as accidental.

When the Advertiser spoke to Karn crews were still at the scene hosing down the roof.

“It’s caught between the ceiling of the metal roof and the insulation,” he said.

“It’s a metal roof and we just have a couple of hidden areas of fire right now that are still smoldering.”