Electrical fire in Welland causes $500,000+ damage

Welland firefighters were on Wilson Rd. in Welland Friday evening battling a garage fire that also destroyed a second structure and damaged the adjoining house. Photo by Joseph Burd

More than $500,000 estimated damage was done Friday, July 6/2019, as a result of a garage fire at a residence on Wilson Rd in Welland.

“The fire fully consumed the garage and a separate building, we called a pool house, behind the garage,” Welland Fire and Emergency Services Chief Brian Kennedy said Saturday. “There was also substantial damage done at the rear of the house.”

“There were two people home, they noticed the fire, one tried to put it out while the other called 911,” Kennedy said. “There were no injuries.”

The fire department was on the scene at approximately 6 p.m.

“Our investigators have been there this morning and the cause appears to be accidental electrical,” he said.