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June 8, 2001 – A souvenir store on Main Street suffered smoke and water damage after fire broke out in electrical insulation around 8 p.m. Thursday.
Quick response by firefighters kept damage at the Captain's Corner to a minimum. At the scene, Fire Capt. Uriel Rogers said the smoke and fire was contained to a 6-foot strip of insulation used in the store's electrical system.
Daryl Lewis, a vehicle enforcement officer with the Property and Procurement Department, was in the area and smelled smoke coming from the back of the store. "I notified the fire department after I looked inside and saw smoke billowing in the back of the building," he said at the scene.
As firefighters carried out the mop-up operation about 30 minutes after the fire was reported, the store owner used heavy duty fans to clear the smoke from the interior of the building. An estimate on damage could not be determined Thursday night, although Rogers said "the biggest loss will be a result of water and smoke damage."
A brush fire that broke out two hours later in the Thomasville area was also quickly contained. The fire was started by a flare, according to published reports.
No one was injured in either fire.

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