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Fire flared up next door overnight

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – Firefighters use the ladder truck from the Clarendon Fire company this morning to keep water on the smoldering ruins at the warehouse on Hamilton Street. Empire Coatings Inc. is next door and visible below the firefighter on the ladder.

ALBION – A fire broke out at Empire Coatings Inc. in the middle of the night in the exhaust vents of a building next door to a warehouse that was engulfed in flames on Thursday.

The fire at Empire Coatings was on the roof and was quickly knocked down by firefighters who were already on the scene because of the smoldering ruins of the warehouse.

“The flames were shooting out of the roof,” said Rocky Sidari, fire chief for the Albion Fire Department.

Sidari credited the fast action from firefighters for containing the fire.