Affordable Tire & Auto located on the 1300-block of Walton Street in Chester Hill Borough was destroyed by fire late Monday morning. Volunteer firefighters and fire police from Chester Hill Hose Co. were dispatched at 11:40 a.m. About 30 firefighters fought the blaze for nearly five hours, according to Chester Hill Hose Co. fire Chief Bill Hummel Jr. Chester Hill was assisted at the scene by Philipsburg Fire Co. and fire police, Montain Top Fire Co. of Sandy Ridge, Columbia Fire Co. of Osceola Mills, Houtzdale Fire Co. and Moshannon Valley EMS. The Salvation Army provided a canteen for fighters on scene. According to a state police fire marshall, the fire was ruled as accidental. The structure is a total loss as well its contents, including a Skid Steer, race car frame and a small pickup truck. Two employees were treated on scene for minor smoke inhalation. A dog also escaped the fire.
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