An early morning fire claimed a shop on the edge of Deaver Tuesday.
Deaver-Frannie Volunteer Fire Dept. Assistant Chief Nick Loftus said firemen were called to 160 Lane 8 on the east edge of Deaver at 7:31 a.m. to tackle a blaze in a shop owned by Jim Fuller. The fire was fully involved when firemen reached the shop, and it was a total loss, Loftus said.
Firemen had not established a cause of the fire by press time, he said.
Lost in the fire were tools, an air compressor, a small tractor and a propane tank, which exploded, Loftus noted. Fire and smoke could be seen from a wide area.
Fuller was able to save some rabbits he had in the shop.
The fire scene was cleared at 9:46 a.m., Loftus said. He added that he appreciates the Lovell Volunteer Fire Dept. for assisting at the scene.
“They are always a huge help,” Loftus said.
by David Peck