Millions of Dollars Worth of Antique Cars Destroyed in Barn Fire
A barn fire in Olds, Alberta, Canada destroyed an extensive collection of antique cars and tractors last week. Fire crews arrived to find the 40,000 sq. ft. shop covered in flames and billowing smoke from end-to-end.
Nobody was injured in the fire, but the barn and its vintage contents were all lost. Owner Bert Curtiss used half of the dairy barn to store his dozens of vintage vehicles.
“It’s probably 45 years of my life down the drain, because this was the net result of that time. I have hundreds of thousands of hours in these vehicles,” Curtiss said. “It was definitely a shock. What do you do.”
Officials have determined that the fire started in an area where automotive paints were stored and the damage done is estimated to be more than $3 million.
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