Stubborn greenhouse fire destroys tractors, fertilizer Tuesday evening
Around $200,000 in farming equipment was destroyed when a greenhouse went up in flames on Tuesday.
A large plume of smoke was visible for miles, from the fire on 224 Street.
Around 5:30 p.m.,Township fire crews were called to the 3600 block of 224 Street after fire broke out in an aluminum-frame greenhouse. Inside the greenhouse, the owner was storing equipment and fertilizer.
“At some point, a propane tank on a forklift exploded. Some tractors, a potting wheel and a large amount of fertilizer were lost in the blaze,” said Township assistant fire chief Bruce Ferguson.
The three-alarm fire took four hours to put out. No one was injured. Fire investigators were back on scene on Wednesday. The cause is unknown, but isn’t suspicious.