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Water heater causes fire at Rockton's Gem Shop


Firefighters responded to the Gem Shop in the 100 block of West Main Street around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday for reports of a fire.

According to Kirk Wilson with Rockton Fire, the business' hot water heater ignited, causing about $15,000 in damages. Neighboring businesses Ray's Family Restaurant and Nature's Pantry Whole & Organic Foods suffered smoke damage.

No one was injured.


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