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Fire destroys Fort Gay gasoline station

May. 20, 2013 @ 11:52 PM

FORT GAY -- Fire destroyed a Wayne County gasoline station early Sunday in Fort Gay.

Emergency dispatchers received word of the fire at 1:25 a.m. Sunday. The gasoline station was located along U.S. 52 just north of Fort Gay.

Crews arrived to heavy smoke, moments after which the fire vented through the store's roof. Flames spread throughout the building, making it a total loss, Fort Gay Volunteer Fire Chief Joseph Bowen said.

Employees, who were working at the around-the clock convenience store and gasoline station, reported smoke to dispatchers and escaped without injury.

The fire remained under investigation Monday morning. The state Fire Marshal's Office was leading the investigation because of the sizable financial loss incurred.

Volunteer firefighters from Fort Gay and Prichard responded with help from Kentucky departments from Louisa, Lowmansville and Big Sandy.

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