Canadian Oil Change Business Returns After Massive Fire

Dec. 6, 2023
Family-owned and operated Victory Lube has been determined to recover and open the location back up for business since the incident.

An oil change business that was wiped out by a massive fire two years ago has returned with an improved facility, Midland Today reports.

When a gas explosion and major fire took place in Midland, Ontario, Canada on Nov. 21, 2021, it destroyed a Speedy Auto Glass business and caused extensive damage to the Victory Lube location close by. The explosion and fire were determined to have been caused by a natural gas leak.

Since then, Victory Lube has been determined to recover and open the Midland location back up for business. The company, based in Sudbury, is a family-owned and operated oil change chain with four other locations.

After over a year of working to rebuild the store, the Midland Victory Lube now has a new and improved garage and workshop. A new manager and assistant manager were both brought on to the team before the store officially opened back up for business.

To celebrate its grand reopening, the store will be offering a coupon for 50% off oil changes until Dec. 15.

The store’s General Manager Rick Morton, who has been with the company for seven years now, said that there was never any doubt about reviving the location after the 2021 fire.

“Maybe it surprised some people that we did it,” said Morton. “We were just glad no one was (seriously) hurt, that’s the main thing.”