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Environment ministry to probe blaze

April 12, 2010, Windsor, Ont. - The Ministry of Environment has asked the city of Windsor to contain the flow of water at the site of an auto body shop that was destroyed by fire on Monday.

April 12, 2010
By The Canadian Press

The fire broke out just before 9 a.m. at Tony's Auto Clinic in the
southwestern Ontario city.

Fire officials say an employee working on a gas tank had a problem with
the trouble light, which may have ignited the tank.

The ministry has been called in to investigate a possible toxic run-off.

Spokeswoman Kate Jordan says an officer has been collecting water
samples at different locations along a nearby river and making visual
observations.

Damage is estimated at between $300,000 and $400,000.


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