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Fire guts Gert Town building

This image of the fire was captured with a tower camera at FOX 8 studios in Gert Town This image of the fire was captured with a tower camera at FOX 8 studios in Gert Town
An image of the fire at Lowerline and Forshey (Jon Turnipseed) An image of the fire at Lowerline and Forshey (Jon Turnipseed)

A two-alarm fire gutted an old, boarded-up business property in Gert Town Monday evening. 

The fire started just after 8 p.m. at Lowerline and Forshey.  A witness at the scene tells FOX 8 that children at a nearby park first spotted trees near the building on fire and called 911.

Six fire companies rushed to the scene but were delayed because of confusion over the exact address of the blaze.  But they arrived well in time to prevent the blaze from spreading to occupied homes nearby.

The property is believed to be the old Starlight Restaurant and Hotel; it has been closed and boarded up for years.  

No injuries are reported.

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