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Massive blaze destroys farm equipment dealership

By The Canadian Press   

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Aug. 29, 2016, Summerside, P.E.I. - Fire officials are trying to determine the  cause of a massive fire that destroyed a farm equipment dealership in Prince Edward Island.

Workers had to be evacuated from Green Diamond Equipment in Summerside late Saturday morning as flames and smoke billowed from  the building and ammunition inside detonated.

Tina Sears, the company’s CEO, says the fire caused millions of  dollars in damages.

She says they lost the whole building, a shop, vehicles and  customers’ equipment, but luckily no one was hurt.

Jim Peters, Chief of the Summerside fire department, says the  fire spread quickly because of poor water supply and strong winds.


He says it took fire crews three hours to finally extinguish the  flames.

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