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February 15, 2013

Tuttle fire destroys iconic building

TUTTLE — Tuttle residents had to say goodbye to an iconic building on Main Street yesterday, in the early morning hours.

The building that once served as the Williams Grocery Store caught flames just before 5 a.m. and was engulfed with heavy smoke, Tuttle Fire Chief Bruce Anthony said.

Reports indicated no one was inside or injured due to the fire. Several houses, only feet away from the building, remained unaffected.

Around 30 crew members from Grady County, Bridge Creek and Newcastle all came to help tame the fire.

According to Emergency Management Director Dale Thompson, his office was paged to assist the situation.

"Three of us went there with our mobile air trailer," Thompson said.

Thompson, along with two other fire department staff members helped provide clean, fresh air to the firefighters on the scene.

The building was built around the late 50's and opened as the Williams Grocery Store in the 70's. It was being remodeled into a new hardware store, the Tuttle Fire Department explained.

Although the fire was large and left the building completely destroyed, it was under control within a few hours.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, but an Oklahoma State Fire Marshall investigator was called to the scene.

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