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    A January 28 fire destroyed Art-E-Motive Repairs at 3197 Petawawa Boulevard. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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Fire destroys Art-E-Motive Repairs


Posted on Monday February 11, 2021

PETAWAWA - A fire on Jan. 28 destroyed long-standing Petawawa business Art-E-Motive Repairs.

Firefighters responded to the structure fire at 1:18 p.m., ready to extinguish the difficult blaze that left the building razed.  Reports of explosions could be attributed to acetylene tanks, flammable and combustible materials in the garage.

Upon their arrival, fire crews from the Petawawa Fire Department faced heavy fire exiting the front of an automotive repair garage.

Fire crews initiated a defensive attack as everyone from within the structure was accounted for, and fire conditions prevented them from conducting an interior offensive attack. Heavy smoke conditions, high winds and cold temperatures challenged firefighters.

It took approximately two hours, twenty-one firefighters, three pumpers, and a heavy rescue pumper to bring the fire under control. Garrison Petawawa Fire Department assisted with apparatus and force.

At this time, there are no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters. Fire crews remained on scene throughout the night and into Friday morning, checking for fire extension and overhaul operations.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Members of the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police, Renfrew County Paramedics, Hydro One and Enbridge also attended the scene, located at 3197 Petawawa Boulevard.