Sunday, July 22, 2012

Fire Aftermath: Building Loss Is Near Total

This was the scene this morning as the cleanup began at General Truck Body in Roanoke, following a dramatic fire.
The dramatic fire that lit up the Roanoke night sky Saturday was still smoldering Sunday morning as emergency crews remained at the scene assessing damage and making certain the fire did not re-start. General Truck Body's loss was in the millions, according to published reports. The buildings, assessed at $300,000 also contained considerable equipment and other resources and the loss was a good bit higher than the assessment.

Sources say the fire destroyed 65 percent of the building and the total of the damage was put at between $3 million and $4 million. In addition to General Tire, the building housed two apartments and two medical businesses.

(Photo: Leah Weiss)

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