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Adair Co. Fire Department responds to Billy Rice Auto

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Traffic still blocked on KY 551 at Discount Auto. Readers can click back to original story by Larry Smith, FM 99.9 The Big Dawg

By Donald Hare, Public Information Officer
Adair County Fire Department

The Adair County Fire Department responded to a call on Wednesday morning, October 26, 2016, at 7:55amCT to 4100 Knifley Road to Billy Rice's Auto Body Shop, upon arrival the office area was engulfed in fire and spread through out shop area.

The building sustained heavy damage. There were 12 firemen from Adair County Department, and more assisting from Knifley Fire Department. Personnel were on the scene for two hours and the cause is under investigation.

This story was posted on 2016-10-26 11:30:15
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Adair Co. Firefighter Daryl Flatt at Billy Rice Discount Auto Fire

2016-10-26 - Discount Auto Sales/Rent-a-Car, 4100 Knifley Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, (c).
Adair County Fire Department member Daryl Flatt was one of 12 from the Columbia group who battled the blaze today which destroyed the original building at Billy Rice's Discount Auto Sales/Rent-a-Car, 4100 Knifley Road, Columbia, KY. - Ed Waggener

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Fire at Billy Rice Discount Auto - New Paint Building spared

2016-10-27 - Discount Auto Sales/Rent-a-Car, 4100 Knifley Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
The newest building on the Billy Rice Discount Auto Campus, the modern paint shop, was apparently spared any damage in the blaze with engulfed the original building on the business campus in the Egypt Community of Adair County. Clicking Read More accesses the latest of three posts on the fire. That story has chronological links to the original Larry Smith, FM 99.9 The Big Dawg Story. Several photos are linked to the various stories.

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