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Fire destroys family-owned business in South Point, OH

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Courtesy: Jeff Spradlin Courtesy: Jeff Spradlin
Courtesy: Jeff Spradlin Courtesy: Jeff Spradlin
Courtesy: Jeff Spradlin Courtesy: Jeff Spradlin

A business in South Point, OH has been destroyed by a large fire.

First responders said that the call for a structure fire at Spaulding's Floor & Wall was received around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday.

More than 40 volunteer firefighters from 5 different agencies responded to the scene.

Fire crews said they responded in about six minutes.  When they arrived, they said flames were shooting through the roof.

A neighboring mobile home was also destroyed by the fire.

Crews said several factors made the situation even more dangerous, including nearby downed-power lines, possible explosions from propane tanks, and ice already on the ground.

Firefighters said it's amazing no one was seriously hurt in the fire considering how close it was to neighboring homes.

The Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office said it will send out two investigators to the scene to try and determine a cause of the fire.

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