Structure Fire in Trinway Destroys Business

by Courtney Wheaton on September 23, 2013 at 12:45 pm

A commercial building caught fire in Trinway on Sunday, completely destroying the structure.

According to the Dresden Fire Department, at approximately 3 a.m., it received reports that Williams Asphalt and Concrete was ablaze. The paving company has been in the Williams’ family for more than three generations and the owners say that they lost office equipment, heavy machinery and a piece of their heart in the flames.

"The entire building, which was 187 feet long was engulfed in fire," said Dresden Fire Department Assistant Chief, David Lacy. It was very hot fire, we had a lot of propane tanks exploding and other different things. "

Fire fighters say that they fought the fire for more than two and half hours, to make sure there were no hot spots or rekindles.

"We got in here, we got our ladder truck set up, we got a couple of master streams off of our engine set up and we worked on the fire," said Lacy. It just totally engulfed the building and there wasn’t much we could do with it. "

Although much was lost on Sunday, the Williams say that they still have a paver, roller , dump truck and the community’s support to continue their business. The cause of the fire is still unknown, but the State Fire Marshall will begin inspections first thing Monday morning. Dresden, Frazeyburg and Conesville Fire Departments all assisted on the scene.