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Fire official: Tire fire suspicious

 

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks The aftermath of a fire Monday at York Tire on West Seventh Street. Fire investigators were still trying to determine what caused a blaze, Chief Ron Edwards said Tuesday. Edwards said the blaze started in tires stacked outside at the east side of the building.

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Fire investigators were investigating the possibility of arson in a fire late Monday that damaged York Tire on West Seventh Street, Chief Ron Edwards said Tuesday.

Capt. Allan Silvers of the department said Tuesday afternoon the official report has not been finalized, but the fire looked suspicious and is being investigated for the possibility of arson.

Edwards said the blaze started in a stack of tires outside at the east side of the building. It was reported about 9 p.m., under control within 15 minutes and extinguished about 15 minutes later, Edwards said.link Staff photo: Tony Bullocks

The aftermath of a fire Monday at York Tire on West Seventh Street. Fire investigators were still trying to determine what caused a blaze, Chief Ron Edwards said Tuesday. Edwards said the blaze started in tires stacked outside at the east side of the building.

Edwards said there was smoke damage throughout the building but declined to put a dollar amount of total damage. Flames burned a small portion of the inside of the York building after breaching the outside wall through a wall fan, he said.

 
 

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