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Fire in Uniontown destroys lawn mower shop

| Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6:59 a.m.

A Tuesday morning fire destroyed a Uniontown building housing a lawn mower repair shop, Uniontown Fire Chief Buck Griffith said.

Shortly after noon Tuesday, fire units remained at the scene on East Fayette Street to check for flames remaining inside the rubble.

"The roof collapsed and it pancaked and burned underneath it," Griffith said.

He said the shop contained lawn mowers, mower parts and small engines.

There were no injuries in the blaze, which was reported at 5:28 a.m. by a city police officer.

Traffic on the street and a nearby line of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Railroad were closed because of the fire but were reopened by about 10 a.m., Griffith said.

Assisting Uniontown were firefighters from Hopwood, Farmington, Dunbar, Connellsville, Connellsville Township and South Union Township.

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