Logan Police Chief E.K. Harper said this morning that firefighters were on the scene extinguishing hot spots in the old Avis, Whitten and Wandling Law Office building following a huge fire that erupted last night around 2:15 a.m.
Harper said the Logan Fire Department battled the blaze through the early morning hours. According to reports, by 5 a.m., the firefighters had the blaze extinguished.
Harper said the fire department contained the fire to just the one building, preventing the destruction of the barber shop and Dollar General, both of which are adjacent to the old law office.
Both B&B Loans and Dollar General were open this morning. Harper said Dollar General may have suffered some water damage and the barber shop had both smoke and water damage.
"We received a call around 2:15 or 2:20 a.m. from a lady who works across the street at Futures who said she heard an explosion and she looked out her window and saw the building on fire," Harper said. "The building was just recently purchased by Greg Glick and he was planning to remodel it."
There were no injuries, Harper said.
"Our fire department does an excellent job saving everything else," Harper said of the valiant effort to save the adjacent buildings.
Harper said he is waiting for the state fire marshal to arrive at the scene to investigate the cause of the fire.
The fire closed the 100 Block of Stratton Street until around 8 a.m. this morning.
Fire Chief Scott Beckett said in a report that the front of the building had been blown off when the firefighters arrived on the scene and that the fire crews smelled gasoline.
This is the fifth fire in Logan in the last 30 days. It's the second major building fire in the downtown area in a little more than a month.
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