Fire destroys century-old northern Indiana business

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana firefighters say an overnight fire has destroyed a more than century-old family business in the city of Logansport.

Flames were shooting from the Closson Lumber building’s roof when firefighters arrived at the scene after 4:30 a.m. Friday. About 70 firefighters, including those from surrounding towns, were called in and most of the fire was contained by 6 a.m.

Fire investigator Jason Miller told the Pharos-Tribune (http://bit.ly/29sopsD ) reports the cause of the fire about 40 miles northeast of Lafayette remains undetermined.

The Closson Lumber building opened in 1898 as a coal and lumber company but most recently housed the Closson family’s antiques and a secondhand store.

Ed Closson, who owns the lumber yard, said he had been in the process of closing down the yard and an antique store.

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Information from: Pharos-Tribune, http://www.pharostribune.com

 

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