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Fire destroys Hope-area body shop


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Firefighters work at the scene of a fire at Jim's Garage & Body Shop near Hope at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Photo by Chet Strange
Firefighters work at the scene of a fire at Jim's Garage & Body Shop near Hope at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. Photo by Chet Strange


Antique cars, tools and equipment were destroyed in a late afternoon fire at Jim's Garage and Body Shop northwest of Hope at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Hope firefighters, along with several other volunteer fire departments, were still at the scene on 800N near 670E.

The business is owned by Jim Lobdell.

Firefighters said the fire began in a back corner of the building in an attic. The back garage area collapsed during the incident.

No injuries were reported.

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