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Archive for Monday, July 17, 2006

Fire damages Perry auto shop

July 17, 2006

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Firefighters this morning battled a blaze at an automotive garage at 204 Front St. in Perry.

Several area fire departments were called to the fire, which started shortly after 10 a.m.

Authorities said a gasoline tank ignited when it was being removed from a vehicle.

The cinder block and metal roof building, as well as the heat, made it difficult for firefighters to extinguish the fire, which smoldered for several hours.

Comments

dthroat 8 years, 5 months ago

Gee, my guess is they probably called Lecompton for help. What if they had to drive an extra 30 miles because the bridge was completly closed?????

reginafliangie 8 years, 5 months ago

God bless all the volunteer and fulltime firefighters! They are always there to help. Everyone should thank god these heros are around to help. Great job guys/girls!!

andilynn 8 years, 5 months ago

I have to give all the firefighters a big hand. I know most of them as I live in Perry. The shop that burnt down was a good friend of mine. He is like a second father. I keep him in my prayers. Again thanks to all the fire fighters. I know they did all they could to try and keep his building whole. Andrea

ddayot 8 years, 5 months ago

I hope it didn't spread to the most important building in town, the Perry Pub.

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