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Fire Destroys Rec Dept. Maintenance Building

Fire Investigators Tuesday were at the scene of a late Monday night fire that destroyed a Carrollton City Recreation Department Maintenance building.
 
“It’s a building where we work on lawn mowers and small tractors,” Carrollton Fire Chief Jimmy Bearden told WLBB Radio. “The building is located near the East Carrollton Rec Center. The call came in about 9:00 Monday night.”
 
Witnesses said they heard what sounded like rapid gunshots or a bomb exploding before the fire was reported to 911.
 
“That is what it sounded like,” Chief Bearden said. “The room had oxygen and acetylene cutting torch tanks in there… propane tanks. Things associated with small engines… oil, gasoline.”
 
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
 
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