[ACCIDENT] Lightning Strike Burns Down a Building Housing Two Midyear Corvettes

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[ACCIDENT] Lightning Strike Burns Down a Building Housing Two Midyear Corvettes

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Toby Jasmin’s 50th birthday no doubt will be one he’ll long remember.

The day before he hit that major milestone in life, a lightning strike during an early Tuesday morning storm is believed to have started a fire that ruined the Vermont man’s collection of vintage cars, including two Corvettes.

The cars were stored inside a building that housed the Connecticut Valley Auto Auction along with several other businesses.

Among the losses was Jasmin’s blue 1966 Corvette roadster, which appeared to have been in immaculate condition in a “before” photo provided to local TV stations. After the fire, Jasmin remained in good spirits as he talked to reporters while lifting the hood on his now badly charred Corvette.

[ACCIDENT] Lightning Strike Burns Building Housing Several Midyear Corvettes


“These were just cars, but they were sentimental,” Jasmin said. “Cars can be replaced. People can’t.”

Chief Scott Cooney of the Hartford Fire Department strongly believes one of the several lightning strikes during Tuesday morning’s cell of storms caused the blaze, though it remains under investigation.

“This was a difficult fire,” he said. “This was a large commercial structure – wide open spaces for the fire to move quickly throughout the building.”

[ACCIDENT] Lightning Strike Burns Building Housing Several Midyear Corvettes


Fortunately, the fire broke out before anyone had come into work at any of the businesses housed in the building, so no one was hurt, including the first responders who battled the blaze from more than a dozen fire departments from around the Upper Valley, including both sides of the Connecticut River.

Also damaged in the fire were another Corvette, a ’57 Chevy, and two Mustangs.

The fire chief declined to give a dollar amount on the financial loss, noting that it will be tricky to figure up a total for all the damage, including the property and classic cars that were destroyed.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. “Fortunately the fire broke out before anyone had come into work”??? How about UNFORTUNATELY no one was there to put out the fire when it first started?

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