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Posted by Randy on 2014/3/6 4:10:00 (437 reads) News by the same author

Fire yesterday afternoon caused major damage to some buildings on the east side of the Gallatin square. Reports from the scene indicate the fire was contained to four businesses in the middle of the block, directly across from the Daviess County Courthouse.
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The loss includes a Shelter Insurance office and a beauty shop. Adjoining buildings of State Farm Insurance and a flower shop received damage.
As many as 13 fire departments, including Gallatin, responded to the scene.

Included was a truck and personnel from the Trenton Fire Department (plus those throughout Daviess County and elsewhere). And Trenton's ladder truck was seen extended high into the air to attack the fire in the roof. There were second floor apartments on the east side of Main Street in downtown Gallatin.

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Photo by Darryl Wilkinson - Gallatin Publishing Company


Information on the Trenton fire department Facebook site quotes the Gallatin Publishing Company in reporting flames erupted at Shelter Insurance office. A soft wind pushed the fire southward into Eilene's Beauty Shop. Flames were evident over 100 feet above ground in billowing black smoke that could be seen for a lengthy distance. Volunteer fire-fighters from Gallatin were first to arrive as law officers vacated people from adjoining businesses and directed traffic away from the street, also Highway 13. Heat was described as intensive. A parked car parked, (owned by Chasidy Lynch) showed heat damage beforebeing towed away. Electric utility lines popped and sparked as the fire raged. One volunteerfirefighter was reportedly hit by debris, was treated at the scene for a minor injury.



Missouri Department of Transportation said part of Highway 13 in Gallatin was to have remained closed overnight due to the potential of falling debris. There were reports of hot spots into the night time hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

An official from the state fire marshal was reportedly at the scene last evening.
In a (prepared) statement issued by chief of the Gallatin fire protection district, Doug Hamilton, the request for mutual aid went to 13 fire agencies which collectively involved 75 fire fighters, 15 engines, and three ladder trucks.

Upon arrival by the Gallatin department just after 12:45 Wednesday, Hamilton reported fire was observed shooting out the first floor windows.

The fire had already extended to the second floor. He stated the fire was knocked down on the first level while elevated streams were utilized when the fire broke through the roof.
The fire, he said, was contained by 3 o’clock. However, several agencies and firefighters remained at the scene continuing to extinguish the fire.

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