Fire destroys repair garage in Saltsburg

Saltsburg, Pa. – Firefighters in Indiana County and surrounding communities of Westmoreland County battled a massive garage fire at Gresko Auto Service along SR 286 Sunday evening leaving the garage owner without a place to run his business.


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Saltsburg Fire Chief John Dice said the first crew in encountered fire through the roof and the problem for fire crews was a secondary roof built on top of the original structure. Crews immediately started an exterior attack and efforts to save the structure were beyond salvage due to heavy fire.


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Chief Dice said there were approximately 8 fire companies and about 100 firefighters responding to the scene. The origin of the fire is under investigation. Chief Dice said the owner of the garage had left the building about an hour before the fire call came in and the structure was in free burn for about 60 minutes.

No injuries were reported as crews worked to hit remaining hot spots and begin overhaul of the garage.


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