Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 12:06pm
At 3:44 pm, fire crews were dispatched to 329 State Street for a report of a fire in the Ragstock store office, which is located above the retail shop. Ragstock sells new and recycled clothing and accessories.
Ragstock is just around the corner from Fire Station #1, which is located at 315 W. Dayton Street. Smoke and flames were visible when fire crews arrived. Firefighters gained access to the upstairs office where the Thermal Imaging Camera was used to assist in finding the seat of the fire. To release the smoke and hot gases, firefighters ventilated the building by breaking several windows. Several stores are adjacent to Ragstock, as are many buildings on State Street, but there was minimal or no damage to those structures. The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes.
The estimated damage to the building is $30,000 damage and to contents at another $70,000.
The fire is under investigation.
- Bernadette Galvez608-279-7168