PARIS TWP. – Firefighters from six different departments were needed Wednesday to extinguish a blaze at a repair shop on state Route 183 across the street from Kiko Meats.
Firefighters from Washington Township first saw the smoke at 1565 Union Ave. SE shortly before 5:30 p.m. as they were headed to Minerva’s Homecoming parade. Google Maps shows that Kustom Lawn & Garden is located at the address, but fire officials were uncertain what type of repair business operated there.
Capt. Mike Hutson of the Sandy Creek Joint Fire District said firefighters had the blaze extinguished in roughly an hour. The fire and smoke caused extensive damage to the top floor of the 1 1/2 -story building. The first floor also sustained water damage. Hutson said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
No injuries were reported and it’s believed that no one was in the building when the blaze began, Hutson said.
Route 183 was closed to traffic for roughly a half-hour.
Besides Sandy Creek and Washington Township, departments from North Georgetown, Augusta Township, Homeworth and Osnaburg Township also responded.
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