Minn. Fleet Facility Catches Fire

December 21, 2016

Part of the Lake County, Minn., Highway Department shop burned last week after a plow truck parked in a bay caught fire. Some snow plows, heavy equipment, and parts of the facility will need to be replaced. There were no employees at the time of the fire, which is still under investigation, reports the Duluth News Tribune

According to a release from the county, shop operations have been temporarily moved to other county facilities. The county has also received additional plow trucks, loaders, and graders from a nearby city, county, and equipment rental company while Lake County's equipment is cleaned and assessed for the investigation.


  1. 1. Michael Galorath [ December 21, 2016 @ 02:54PM ]

    I'm sure you are investigating the cause but I recommend, No I strongly suggest that every fleet inspect for metal
    P-clamps. The need to replace then is in partitive. I've seen vehicles burn to the ground over weekends, and take vehicles next to them. By the way these vehicles were not in a shop. If the tech says they are all removed go look your self. Some are so deep, and berried. Also any vehicle with a electrical issue still being diagnoses when not attended disconnect to batteries. Nothing more aggravating then to have to call the boss and brake the bad news.


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