Fire At Lovins Trucking Thursday Morning

LovinsPhoto and story by Laurie Ezzell Brown

Smoke still rose Thursday morning from the remains of Lovins Trucking’s offices on Cedar Street following a fire that engulfed the building some time after midnight. Five Canadian VFD units battled the fire from 1:30 am to around 6:30 am. Fire Chief Scott Brewster said firefighters had already been called out, and were responding to a reported semi-truck rollover south of town, when he noticed smoke rising from the area and turned off the highway to investigate. As he pulled up to the Lovins building, Brewster said, the roof exploded in flames. Having determined that the truck driver involved in the earlier call was safe, Brewster diverted most of the firefighters back to town. Though they spent most of the night fighting the blaze, the building was a total loss. Brewster said the cause of the fire was as yet unknown.