Warehouse fire described as ‘pure fluke’ after damaging several trucks and trailers

Warehouse fire described as ‘pure fluke’ after damaging several trucks and trailers
Warehouse fire described as ‘pure fluke’ after damaging several trucks and trailers

Investigators were unable to determine the cause of a fire that damaged several trucks and trailers at a Connecticut business over the weekend.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Thurston Foods headquarters in Wallingford, Connecticut.

“I cannot determine the cause of the fire,” acting fire marshal Brian Schock said. “As to where the fire started, we believe it started in (the engine of) one of the tractor-trailer trucks,” he told My Record Journal.

The fire spread to several trucks, damaging a total of four platforms and seven trailers. No other significant material damage was reported.

Thurston Foods CEO Peter Malone said the company did not experience any shipping delays, despite the property damage.

“Because (the fire) happened on a Saturday and we didn’t ship again until Sunday evening for Monday, it gave us a window of time to get tractors in,” Malone said. “Longer term, we are obviously looking to replace all that equipment, but that really hasn’t changed anything.”

Malone says the fire started with a 2018 truck that had been unused for 18 hours and was considered to be in good working order. Although no exact cause has been identified, investigators do not believe the fire was intentional or the result of human error.

“I don’t believe the cause of this fire was intentional in nature, but I cannot determine the cause of the fire,” he said, calling the fire “pure fluke”.

“There was no evidence of vandalism or arson or human error or negligence,” Malone said.

“You can be in business for a thousand years and it might never happen to you. This had never happened to us before.

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