CURWENSVILLE — An early morning fire Friday destroyed an industrial garage at 160 Bressler Road, Curwensville. Preliminary estimates put the damage costs at more than $500,000.

Rescue Hose & Ladder Co. Chief Shawn Fye reported firefighters were called out just after 2:30 a.m. for working fire in a garage owned by Roger Bressler. The structure was leased by Arbor Pro’s Tree Service LLC.

Fye said the business owner, Samuel Holland, utilized the garage as the base for his business and had several vehicles and equipment stored there.

The cause for the blaze was ruled accidental by the state police Fire Marshal Trooper Russell D. Stewart who investigated the scene.

Both Bressler and Holland had insurance.

About 25 firefighters from companies including RHL, Grampian-Penn-Bloom, Hyde, Clearfield Borough, Bigler-Jackson-Woodland, Brady Township, Madera and Houtzdale were on scene approximately five hours. Fire companies from Sandy Township and DuBois were on standby at Curwensville.The American Red Cross provided a canteen for the firefighters. There were no injuries.

Fye said weather conditions, at the time of the fire, were harsh. “It was extremely cold. The cold hindered our water supply.”

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