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Fire Guts Gilmer Utilities Contracting Company

An industrial blaze had crews from three different East Texas fire departments fighting it over night.  It happened around 10:30 last night at the Wil-Mar Utilities Contractor Company on Highway 271, two miles south of Gilmer.

Crews arrived to find the equipment building on fire, with flames reaching into nearby trees.  A nearby diesel gas pump was watered down to prevent an explosion.  Utility trucks were quickly moved.  The fire was allowed to burn out and the trucks were salvaged, saving the jobs of contracted employees.

No one was injured and a state fire Marshall has been called in to determine the cause of the fire.  East mountain, West mountain and Gilmer fire departments responded to the blaze.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.


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