Wednesday Morning Fire Damages Shop Building

The Smithville Volunteer Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 539 West Main Street Wednesday morning at 6:36 a.m.
Chief Charlie Parker says a garage type shop building belonging to Stevie Cripps was extensively damaged in the fire. The building is located behind Cripps’ home.
A passerby, who spotted the smoke, stopped at the Cripps home to alert him
No one was in the shop at the time of the fire and no one was injured.
Chief Parker says a lot of the contents including cabinets, tools, and other odds and ends, were either damaged or destroyed in the fire.
The cause of the fire is undetermined.

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