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Author Topic: Ames Destroyed by fire-Auburn, NY (1988)  (Read 113 times)
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« on: August 10, 2017, 01:35:33 PM »

It was caused by a discarded cigarette. I was 5 at the time and could see the flames shooting up in the sky.  I was crying about the toys that were burning.  Since this day I have been petrified of structural fires.  The store ended up rebuilding and opening back up, closing when the chain went out of business.

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 08:39:12 AM »

When I was with Ames in the late 80's we had a store in northern Indiana that was
destroyed by fire.  Same cause.....customer was smoking in the paint department!
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