Pennsylvania Towing Company Destroyed in Fire

Jan 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: National News

A towing company in Conneaut Township, Pa., was destroyed Thursday, Jan. 20, after it accidentally caught fire, according to a news report.

Seven volunteer fire crews responded to Pinckney’s Towing and Service just before 4 p.m. Three men, the company’s owner and two employees, were inside when the fire began.

The men were working on a vehicle and its gas tank, which was full, when it dropped down, spilled fluid and met with an ignition source, the report states. Workers attempted to put out the flames with a garden hose as they called 911, but the fire became out of control.

When firefighters arrived, the roof was collapsing. They put the blaze out in about 15 minutes, according to the report.

The owner suffered minor burns to his face and was treated at the scene. The employees were uninjured.

Fire crews from Cranesville, Platea, Springfield Township, Edinboro, Springboro and Franklin Township assisted in the incident.