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Old gas station in Mamou catches fire

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The Mamou Fire Department is on the scene of a major fire on 6th Street.

According to Fire Chief Garry Reed, it took a little over an hour for crews to extinguish the blaze.  He says a resident was working on their truck at the old gas station when the truck caught fire, which spread to the buildings just before 2:00 this afternoon.

The business has been vacant for years and was built in 1920.  Seven other buildings received damage from the fire; the "Store and Lock" storage facility nearby is said to have extensive damage.

The fire is suspected to be ruled as accidental, but because of the magnitude of the blaze, the fire marshal's office is investigating.  

Mamou says 35 firefighters responded to the call, as well as five pumper trucks and two service trucks.  In addition, two pumper trucks from Ville Platte and first responders from Acadian Ambulance assisted with the investigation. 

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