Another 100-year-old building comes down

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 29, 2012

Mabank fire on Market Street

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell

Mabank assistant fire chief Kyle McAfee (right) waves over city worker Ricky White Jr. on a backhoe to move in and knock down the building’s face, so water spray can better reach the flames of a century-old building on Market Street. The fire started at around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday and attracted a lot of attention from area residents. Gun Barrel City deployed its new ladder truck for the first time. Payne Springs Fire Rescue also set up its ladder truck to help douse the fire. No one was hurt in the incident, and firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to the adjoining buildings, although smoke and water damage were sustained by adjoining buildings. McAfee said the fire was accidental, originating in the middle of the building in the kitchen area. Building owner Mabank city councilman Dennis Terry was in the process of renovating the vacant building. See more photos on page 7A.