Explosive Fire Damages Indiana Business

Firefighters responded to a fire that ravaged a business in Hartford City, Indiana.

A report from TheStarPress.com (http://tspne.ws/1cunPr9) indicated that two buildings at Five Star Commercial Roofing were a complete loss.

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The fire was reported just before 10 p.m. on Monday, when a Five Star employee happened to drive by and see the business up in flames. Fire Chief Ron Parrott said there were no employees in the buildings at the time of the fire.

Two factors that hampered firefighters' efforts through the night were the weather and the roofing company's supply of asphalt.

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One firefighter fell in the slick conditions but not believed to be seriously injured. Parrott said the Montpelier Fire Department had to be called to the scene after a HCFD ladder truck froze in the minus-12-degree weather with a wind chill of about minus-26 degrees. The Eaton Fire Department was also placed on standby to assist overnight.

Read more about this fire at http://tspne.ws/1cunPr9.

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