Bonifay Firefighters respond to awning blaze

Published: Monday, April 15, 2013 at 12:16 PM.

BONIFAY — Bonifay Fire-Rescue was dispatched on Sunday, April 14, to South Waukesha Street and Evans Avenue for a commercial structure fire, according to a news release from the Bonifay Fire Department.

Fire units arrived and found the canvas awning over the Perfect Pool Supplies business on fire due to a fallen power line.

Engine 1 and Attack 1 arrived and quickly extinguished the awning, preventing the fire from further spreading, according to the release.

Firefighters checked the roof of the building and found no further fire damage. Firefighters also found two more downed power lines behind the building and on Evans Avenue.

Fire crews remained on scene for public safety while awaiting Gulf Power.

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