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Midnight fire at Arnold/Firestone Building does heavy damage
Cause of fire not yet reported. Larry Smith, the WAVE 92.7, reports that there is smoke damage at the Harris Law Office, 202 Public Square, Columbia, KY. More details will be added as learned/received
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From Columbia/Adair County Fire Department; text (c) ColumbiaMagazine.com
A fire at 11:20pmCT, Sunday evening, April 29, 2012, at the Arnold/Firestone Building, 200 Public Square, Columbia, KY, was brought under control at 2:40amCT this morning, Monday, April 30, 2012, after several units from the Columbia/Adair County Fire Department, including Ladder 1, aided by the Breeding Fire Department (See Breeding VAFD on site with 3 trucks, 12 personnel) were on the scene for a little over two hours.
The interior and roof of the building sustained heavy damage. The fire was prevented from spreading, but Larry Smith of the WAVE, FM 92.7, called to report there is also smoke damage in both floors of the Harris Law Office, adjacent to the building, at 204 Public Square.
Other units on the scene were two officers of Columbia City Police and Adair County District 6 Constable Jason Rector. Traffic control was handled by the Adair County Search and Rescue team.
All have left the scene with the situation being monitored by Columbia City Police.
The building was currently in the process of being remodeled for Farm2Furniture.com. Among businesses which have occupied the building over the years are Mitizi's, Susan Lynn's, Dollar General Store, the Columbia Firestone Store, Baldwin's Grocery, and Thomas E. Waggener's store - among others. Comments, additional information on the building would be appreciated. Use the Contact/Form with this story or any Contact/Submit button to submit.
This story was posted on 2012-04-30 03:09:16
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