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Fire crews battle blaze in Sedgewickville

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Fire crews call the building a total loss. Fire crews call the building a total loss.
The Sheriff thinks the fire may have started in the laundry room where there was a washer and dryer. The Sheriff thinks the fire may have started in the laundry room where there was a washer and dryer.
SEDGEWICKVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

Seven different fire crews were battling a large blaze at the Sedgewickville Variety Shop #4, according to Bollinger County Sheriff Leo McElrath. Fire crews say the business is a total loss.

It started Saturday morning around 8:45 a.m.

The gas station was around two miles off of Highway 72 at the intersection of Highway EE and Hwy WW in Bollinger County.

According to Marble Hill Fire Chief Jim Bollinger, the cause of the fire is undetermined. He says it started in a north side room and spread throughout the building.

The Sheriff thinks the fire may have started in the laundry room where there was a washer and dryer. 

Bollinger says seven departments helped extinguish the blaze.  He says two employees and three customers were in the business when the fire started.

The chief says there were a few CO2 tanks that exploded.  One took out a five foot section of wall in the rear of the business where fire crews were spraying the flames.

"I've been working here since I was 15 and really, it hurts to see this," said Lucas Shrum.  "It kind of leaves me in a hard place, because I'm stuck without a job right now.  Hopefully, it gets rebuilt, and it will be better than it was."

No injuries were reported in the blaze.

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