10/03/09 New Castle E. Washington Street Garage Fire
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Location: 1611 E. Washington Street New Castle, Pennsylvania
Daniel Bable, who lives at the E. 1611 Washington Street address with his mother, tried putting out the fire with a small fire extinguisher and water. The heat from the fire forced him to suspend efforts to put out the flames and await the fire department. Bable uses a cane to walk and fell several times during the fire. The garage was totally destroyed and several homes, including his own, suffered severe damage to the siding. Barbara who lives next door at 613 E. Washington Street, reported hearing several explosions during the fire. According to Bable, he had just started parking the pickup truck behind the garage several days ago after restoring it, On Saturday, a restoration company began making temporary repairs to both the garage and is home.