Seven city snowplows damaged in Grove City service garage fire


GROVE CITY, OH (WCMH) — Four fire departments converged on a Grove City service garage Saturday morning for a two-alarm fire.

Seven snow plows and service equipment pieces were lost in the fire, Jackson Twp fire Chief Randy Little told NBC4. There were no injuries.

Jackson, Franklin, and Prairie Township Fire Departments, as well as the Columbus Division of Fire, responded to the garage.

Grove City’s Community and Business Relations Officer, Donald Walters. didn’t have an exact amount of how much one of the damaged trucks cost.

“They got all kinds of equipment on them that really runs the price up and they weren’t new trucks so that’s a good thing. They’re pulling trucks out so they can actually try to determine what caused it.”

Some say they heard a possible explosion. Walters said he wasn’t sure what that sound was.

“Gosh, I don’t know, windows blowing out a truck possibly,” Walters said. “The tanks were all moved over to the side and way out of range. Everything is really calm now. I know there’s no large chemicals, there might be some fuel cans or something like that for the trucks but there’s no large chemicals or chemicals in there at all.”

Police say no one was injured and that this is an ongoing investigation to try to pinpoint the exact spot where the fire started.

With seven of the snow plow trucks out of commission, Walters tells us of course it is a concern to make sure the city is covered. He told NBC4 that the Ohio Department of Transportation is going to loan three of their back up trucks to the City. Grove City will also to borrow one from Jackson Township. Depending on weather over the next few days, there are also other suburbs that have pledged to let them borrow their snow plow trucks.

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