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Building owner speaks out after flames engulf business, apartments


day forecast. (JOHN) NEARLY 10 PEOPLE IN HUNTINGDON ARE WITHOUT A HOME TODAY AS A FIRE TORE THROUGH THEIR APARTMENT COMPLEX EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. OUR COLLEEN KNUDSEN SPOKE WITH ONE OF THE BUILDING OWNERS WHOSE BUSINESS WAS ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE PROPERTY. SHE JOINS IS NOW LIVE WITH WHY HE SAYS THE OUTCOME COULD WORSE. COLLEEN? LEFT OF HIS WASHINGTON STREET PROPERTY WITH FIRE INSPECTORS AND INSURANCE BROKERS, MIKE HANDY, OWNER, M&T VACCUM SYSTEMS 21;34;53;15 Still in shock RELIVING ONE OF THE WORST DAYS OF HIS LIFE. &still didn all in. it process we gotta work through. (:12) HANDY SAYS ALL 7 OF THEIR TENANTS ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE BUILDING ESCAPED UNHARMED, BUT ONE RESIDENT BARELY MAKE IT OUT OF THEIR APARTMENT IN TIME. 21;31;51;29 One of our tenants had seconds, if not minutes and the roof would feel on a mattress and she would trapped. (:06) FIRE INSPECTORS SAY THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS INCONCLUSIVE AND WILL TAKE TIME TO INVESTIGATE. AND EVEN THOUGH THEIR STORE FRONT REMAINS CLOSED, HANDY SAYS THEY WORKING TO KEEP THE BUSINESS UP AND RUNNING. 21;33;12;15 The stores in rambles right now but the people behind the store and the service and the technical stuff we We happen for you. (:13) MIKE SAYS HE WANTS TO REMIND EVERYONE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF SMOKE DECTECTORS. HE TELLS ME EVERYBODY GOT OUT OF THE BUILDING SAFELY BECAUSE ALL OF THE ALARMS HAD FRESH BATTERIES IN THEM AND WERE GOING OFF. IN HUNTINGDON, CK, WTAJ NEWS. (JOHN) AREA POLICE WILL BE OUT IN THE COMMUNITY THIS WEEK TARGETING IMPAIRED DRIVERS.

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